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Apollo 17: A Stereo View from Lunar Orbit

Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this awesome 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. Beyond the mountains, toward the lunar limb, lies the Moon’s Mare Serenitatis. Piloted by Ron Evans, the Command Module America is visible in orbit in the foreground against the South Massif’s peak. via NASA

Get to know our next spacecraft launching to the Red Planet this year: @NASAInSight lander! Join us live at 10pm ET as we dig deep into how the mission will study the Martian interior – the planet’s crust, mantle and core. Tune in:

This #WinterOlympics, our researchers are hoping for what a lot of athletes want in PyeongChang: precipitation & perfection. Get the details on how & why our scientists are measuring the quantity and type of snow falling at the 2018 Winter Games:

Martian moons Phobos and Deimos were observed by our Mars Odyssey orbiter on Feb. 18. The celestial bodies appear to be in motion but the fluctuation is due to progression of the camera’s movement during the 17-second observation. Take a look:

Our universe is expanding and @NASAHubble Telescope has just made the most precise measurements of the expansion rate. The intriguing results are forcing astronomers to consider that there may be new physics to help explain these findings. Discover why:

LIVE NOW: Meet the artists that help create illustrations of distant worlds we aren’t yet able to visit. Watch and ask them questions on Facebook Live:

One year ago, we announced the discovery of the 1st known system of 7 Earth-sized planets around a star – TRAPPIST-1. Meet the artists behind the concept illustrations depicting these distant worlds during our Facebook Live at 4:30pm ET:

Looking for that perfect sound? We’ve got a stellar collection of space sounds that’ll take you on a journey through the solar system. From clips of famous mission broadcasts to sounds of other worlds, take a voyage into the @Facebook Sound Collection:

We need your help! We’re always making amazing discoveries about the farthest reaches of our universe, but there’s plenty of unexplored territory close to home. Join our citizen science project to help us spot objects in & around our own solar system! Info