September 23, 2019

Astro-Vid Of the Week: Remembering Earthrise

Earthrise as seen by the crew of Apollo 8. (Credit: NASA).

By now, you’ve seen the video.

45 years ago today on Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts snapped one of the most iconic images of the 20th century as they became the first humans to witness the Earth rise over the limb of the Moon. To mark the anniversary, NASA recently released a short documentary of the fascinating back story to the image, combining simulations and imagery from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. [Read more...]