APOD: America and the Sea of Serenity (2024 Jan 17)

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APOD: America and the Sea of Serenity (2024 Jan 17)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Jan 17, 2024 5:05 am

Image America and the Sea of Serenity

Explanation: Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this stereo view of another world. The scene was recorded by Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene Cernan on December 11, 1972, one orbit before descending to land on the Moon. The stereo anaglyph was assembled from two photographs (AS17-147-22465, AS17-147-22466) captured from his vantage point on board the Lunar Module Challenger as he and Dr. Harrison Schmitt flew over Apollo 17's landing site in the Taurus-Littrow Valley. The broad, sunlit face of the mountain dubbed South Massif rises near the center of the frame, above the dark floor of Taurus-Littrow to its left. Piloted by Ron Evans, the Command Module America is visible in orbit in the foreground against the South Massif's peak. Beyond the mountains, toward the lunar limb, lies the Moon's Mare Serenitatis. Four astronauts will venture around the Moon and back again on the Artemis II mission, scheduled for launch no earlier than September 2025.

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Re: APOD: America and the Sea of Serenity (2024 Jan 17)

Post by Bartolo » Wed Jan 17, 2024 4:34 pm

América with an accent mark!
Y que vivan las Américas

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Re: APOD: America and the Sea of Serenity (2024 Jan 17)

Post by johnnydeep » Wed Jan 17, 2024 7:02 pm

This one smells like a repeat. A few of the links don't work and I didn't even bother to try to find where they wanted to go:

"scene was recorded: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/Histo ... 7/a17.html
"of the frame" - http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a17/a17.22465lbl.jpg
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Re: APOD: America and the Sea of Serenity (2024 Jan 17)

Post by aildoux » Thu Jan 18, 2024 4:30 am

For those who prefer the cross-eyed method.
22466-22467anaVantuyne cross.jpg
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