Our moon has winked from the heavens as a symbol and anchor, reminding us not only the cycle of life, but also of danger and death. Scientists have brought the moon into sharper focus, and astronauts have left the first footprints there. But will we ever be able to explain its lasting, mesmerizing power of attraction?
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The Moon’s Lasting Pull

Our moon has winked from the heavens as a symbol and anchor, reminding us not only the cycle of life, but also of danger and death. Scientists have brought the moon into sharper focus, and astronauts have left the first footprints there. But will we ever be able to explain its lasting, mesmerizing power of attraction?

This video is a collaboration with PBS, American Experience.

Artist Luke Jerram’s “Museum of the Moon,” a seven-meter diameter replica of the Moon featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, draws a crowd at the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum. PHOTO CREDIT: Retro Report

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