First set of beautiful images of Earth from Chandrayaan 2 mission released

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The first set of images of Earth captured by the Chandrayaan 2 moon-exploration program of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have been released. The tweets by ISRO’s official handle show the beautiful images taken on August 3rd. Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second foray to the Moon. It was launched on the 22nd of July using the Geosynchronous launch vehicle (GSLV- … Read More

Miss the moon and Venus this morning? Photos here

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Originally Published by EarthSky – So many of you posted wonderful shots of this morning’s pairing of the moon with the brightest planet, Venus – March 27, 2014 – in the predawn sky. Here are a few of our favorites. Thanks to all who posted!

Dramatic view of moon and Venus coming up September 8

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moon and venus

Originally Published by EarthSky — Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 8, when there will be a very close pairing of the moon and Venus, especially as seen from the Americas. The moon and Venus will be seen from around the world, but, since the moon is moving in orbit around Earth, its distance from Venus on our sky’s dome will vary throughout that day.