Film taken includes scenes taken out Lunar Module (LM) window documenting lunar surface Extravehicular Activity (EVA) and LM ascent, rendezvous and maneuver for docking during lunar orbit. Also includes views from the Lunar Module (LM) during descent and landing on moon, Neil Armstrong descending to lunar surface, scenes out LM window during ascent and approach with CSM. NASA Identifier: Apollo1116mmOnboardFilm
Taken: 05.30.2009 | Courtesy Video
This stellar swarm is M80 (NGC 6093), one of the densest of the 147 known globular star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy. Located about 28,000 light-years from Earth, M80 contains hundreds of thousands of stars, all held together by their mutual gravitational attraction. Globular clusters are particularly useful for studying stellar evolution, since all of the stars in the cluster have the same age (about 15 billion years), but cover a range of stellar masses. Every star visible in this image is either more highly evolved than, or in a few rare cases more massive than, our own Sun. Especially obvious are the bright red giants, which are stars similar to the Sun in mass that are nearing the ends of their lives. By analyzing the Wide...
Taken: 09.22.2009 | Courtesy Photo