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Humans First Saw the Far Side of the Moon 55 Years Ago Today

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon.

Good Morning From the International Space Station

August 02 2015 : Space Station Lunar Transit The International Space Station with a crew of six onboard is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second Sunday Aug.

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Waxing: The moon anytime before a full moon and after a new moon.Waning: the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon.Gibbous: convex at both edges, as the moon when more than half full.Crescent: a shape resembling a segment of a ring.

MERCURY: is the closest planet to the Sun and the eighth largest. Mercury is slightly smaller in diameter than the moons Ganymede and Titan but more than twice as massive.            orbit:    57,910,000 km (0.38 AU) from Sun          diameter: 4,880 km          mass:     3.30e23 kg  For extensive information on Mercury, go to this site.

ICE ON MERCURY! The planet Mercury has a dark side that always faces away from the Sun. The exosphere is barely there; just stray molecules. There is enough ice on Mercury's dark side to cover Washington DC 300 feet deep!

Perseus Meteor Shower 2012

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012 By Gary Randall over Mount Hood, Oregon.

Translucent Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft took these stunning photos of Saturn and its moons from orbit.