Not your typical map: “Where is all the poop on the moon?”

Ever wondered what the astronauts that landed on the moon did with their waste? Well, they ditched them on the moon itself. It’s been nearly 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing. Neil Armstrong’s iconic footprint is still there, undisturbed; there’s no atmosphere, no wind on the moon to blow it away. But the […]

Project Apollo Archive

The Project Apollo Archive is an online reference source and repository of digital images pertaining to the historic manned lunar landing program. 12,000 photos and counting. Project Apollo Archive (Flickr) → Project Apollo Archive (Facebook) → The panorama at the top of this post was assembled from several Apollo 16 photos by Maciej Winiarczyk.

Moon Phase and Libration, 2015

This visualization shows the Moon’s phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2015, as viewed from the northern hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization shows the Moon’s orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar points, distance from the Earth at true scale, and labels of craters near the terminator. Scientific Visualisation Studio: Moon […]