NASA Earthrise Image

This image was taken on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter as Earth is in orbit around the moon. In this image, Earth appears to be rising from the lunar horizon from the viewpoint of the spacecraft it was taken on.

The Sahara Desert can be seen in the upper right corner of the image. It is the large, tan area. South America can be seen to the left of the image.

You can learn more about this image from NASA here.

NASA’s first Earthrise image was taken in 1966.

This is what NASA does:

Aeronautics It manages research focused on meeting global demand for air mobility.
Human Exploration and Operations It focuses on International Space Station operations.
Science It explores the Earth, solar system and universe beyond.
Space Technology It rapidly develops, innovates, demonstrates, and infuses revolutionary, high-payoff technologies.

Here are some of NASA’s locations:

  • Armstrong Flight Research Center
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • NASA Safety Center

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There are several advantages and disadvantages writing with the W editor. When coding with this system, someone has the ability to design and create a webpage as he/she pleases. The designer can be as detailed and complex as he/she desires. One the other hand, though, the W editor is much more complicated. It requires a lot of background knowledge with html coding before the writing of the post can even take place.

Just like coding with the W editor, there are very clear advantages and disadvantages to coding with the plain text editor. The plain text editor is very simple. There are many buttons and features to choose from that can make the webpage look as the designer pleases. The real disadvantage would be the lack of being able to create an intricate design that the W editor can create in a webpage.

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