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The Planetary Society Blog

Posted by Loretta Hidalgo and Danielle Hannah on 2014/04/09 06:10 CDT First launched on April 12, 2001, Yuri’s Night celebrates two amazing accomplishments of humankind: Yuri Gagarin’s becoming the first human to orbit the earth in 1961 and the first launch of the U.S. Space Shuttle, twenty years later to the day. It is also a global celebration of humanity’s future in space and how we can use space to bring us closer together. Read More » Universe Today. Astronomy Picture of the Day. Discover the cosmos!

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2015 January 3 Apollo 17: A Stereo View from Lunar Orbit Image Credit: Gene Cernan, Apollo 17, NASA; Anaglyph by Patrick Vantuyne Explanation: 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. SpaceWeather.com.