Pleurez Pierrots, poètes et chats noirs, La Lune est morte, la Lune est morte. Pleurez Pierrots, poètes et chats noirs, La Lune est morte ce soir... Extrait d’une chanson interprétée par les Frères Jacques. Paroles: Jacques Mareuil. Musique: Georges Liferman (1968)
If you’ve ever seen the Moon rising over the horizon, looking so fat and looming that you felt like you could fall right into it, then you’ve been a victim of the famous Moon Illusion. And it is an illusion, a pervasive and persuasive one.
National Geographic‘s elegant infographic displays 50 years of space exploration in a colorful map of our planetary neighbours. The “Fifty Years of Exploration” map, created by Sean McNaughton and Samuel Velasco for National Geographic, outlines humanity’s journeys into space.
Using MoonMappers, you can identify and measure craters using images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a spacecraft currently circling our Moon and taking thousands of high-resolution pictures.
Wechoosethemoon.org is an interactive experience recreating the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in real time. Once where only three men made the trip, now millions can. Live event begins 9:32 AM EDT July 16, 2009. Exactly 40 years after Apollo 11 lifted off.