There’s no place like the home planet

After a bit of a blogging hiatus, I’m back — and I thought I’d lead off with the image above. I find it singularly striking.

Make sure to click on the image to fully take in the beauty of the home planet.

It consists of a composite of photographs acquired on Oct. 12, 2015 by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. At the time, LRO was above the Compton crater on the Moon’s far side.

It looks like LRO captured a picture of Earthrise on the Moon — and that’s how NASA has headlined it. Bu

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