This is the Moon's North Pole

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This mosaic image comprised of over 983 separate images comes from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and captures the Moon’s north pole in stunning detail. While the LRO’s primary mission is to map the moon for future exploration and determine areas of perpetual light and dark, it has nonetheless created this striking image of Earth’s closest neighbor. What’s so startling about it is that despite seeing the moon nearly every night, humans never see this view. It’s disorienting, but still quite beautiful.

(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Gizmodo)


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