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Pick a Postcard - The Moon


This is an image of the moon taken by Star Tracker Camera B on Clementine orbit #110. It was taken on March 14, 1994. The moon is illuminated entirely by the Earth's shine.
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This is a three-filter color image of the moon on December 9, 1990.
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This is an image of Astronaut Edwin Aldrin.
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This is an image of the Earthrise from the Moon.
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In this photograph astronaut Jim Irwin prepares the lunar rover for use on the surface of the Moon. The Apollo 15 mission carried the rover to the Moon in July of 1971.
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This is an image of astronaut Edwin Aldrin and the U.S. flag on the Apollo 11 mission .
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This is an artist's concept of Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon. The Earth is in the background .
Courtesy of NASA

In this photograph, an Apollo astronaut stands on the edge of the Plum Crater. Impact craters last a long time on the Moon. The lack of wind and water means that the Moon's surface does not change as quickly as the surface of the Earth.
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This is an image of the far side of the moon.
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This is a false-color mosaic of the Moon's northern hemisphere taken December 7, 1992 .
Courtesy of NASA

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