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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Astronaut Exploring: An Apollo 15 Panorama

Astronaut Exploring: An Apollo 15 Panorama
What would it be like to explore the Moon? NASA's Apollo missions gave humans just this chance in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In particular, the Apollo 15 mission was dedicated to better understanding the surface of the Moon by exploring mountains, valleys, maria, and highlands. Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin spent nearly three days on the Moon while Alfred Worden orbited above in the Command Module. The mission, which blasted off from Earth on 1971 July 26, was the first to deploy a Lunar Roving Vehicle. Pictured in this digitally stitched mosaic panorama, David Scott, exploring his surroundings, examines a boulder in front of the summit of Mt. Hadley Delta. The shadow of James Irwin is visible to the right, while scrolling to the right will reveal a well-lit and diverse lunar terrain. The Apollo 15 mission returned about 76 kilograms of moon rocks for detailed study. In the future, NASA an d other space agencies plan to…

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The best way to deal with fall leaves

DIY It would be so much easier to just...leave them. Fall is here, and with it one of the most dreaded of chores: wrangling dead leaves. We’ve talked to the experts about how to handle leaves with maximum efficiency. via Popular Science ""