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3 TIMELESS GIFTS FOR YOU THIS CHRISTMAS

At Christmas 1968 our family joined millions worldwide to witness the Apollo 8 astronauts become the first humans to orbit another world. That evening, Christmas Eve, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders did a live television broadcast from lunar orbit. They showed pictures of the Earth and Moon as seen from their spaceship. The crew ended their historic broadcast by taking turns reading the first ten verses from the book of Genesis. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..." 3 TIMELESS GIFTS FOR YOU THIS CHRISTMAS 1.¬†Perspective. The Apollo 8 mission was famous for the iconic "Earthrise" image, snapped by Bill Anders. According to Anders, despite all the training and preparation for an exploration of the…
Bob Jones
December 23, 2015
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THE PALE BLUE DOT

No subject in astronomy is more intriguing than the "pale blue dot" - the first solar system selfie. The immortal image is Planet Earth on February 14, 1990, taken by the Voyager 1 space probe from a distance of about 6 billion kilometers. (Can you see yourself waving?) Voyager 1 had completed its primary mission and as it left our solar system took one last photograph of Earth. Of the 640,000 individual pixels that compose each frame, Earth takes up 0.12 pixels, according to NASA. A Mote of Dust Suspended on a Sunbeam Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you've heard of, every human being who…
Bob Jones
August 26, 2015