We forget how empty space around us is. This picture taken from composites of the OSIRIS spacecraft shows how far the moon is away from the earth, and how little it is, yet, it is our nearest neighbor. There were nine manned missions that went to the moon in the history of humanity, of which six landed on the moon. The last such mission was in 1973, which is now 45 years ago! A number of the people involved in these missions are no longer alive now.
Humans haven’t left the little ball on the left since then, and missions to the space station, in comparison, are so close to earth that you could not even see them on this image.
Space is vast.
3 thoughts on “Earth and Moon”
thanks for the photo and commentary ..makes you think.
Sadly, as of last week, the number of living people who walked on the moon is one fewer. John Young died Friday.
Oh, no, I didn’t even catch that! Thank you for letting me know.