This is the first close up image of the moon’s surface transmitted by Ranger 7, 48 years ago today.
De facto Israel today
This map is basically a re-rendering of this. Diputed territories and the like aside, this shows the land Israel actually controls.
In Gaza, more than 215,000 people have been forced to flee their homes and have nowhere safe to shelter from the terrible violence. With bombing taking place all across Gaza, and the borders closed, there is simply nowhere for innocent civilians to go. This must end.
REBLOG THIS to join the call not just for a ceasefire, but a lasting ceasefire that addresses the root causes of the conflict and ends the blockade.
I think of all the -ographies, “selenography” is my favorite.
Enjoy these historical atlases of the moon, the earliest studies of the moon’s surface features (AKA “selenography”). The above were drawn by:
- Michel van Langren (1645)
- Johannes Hevelius (1647)
- Giovanni Cassini (1679)
- Tobias Mayer (1749)
- Richard Andree (1881)
- Henry White Warren (1879)
Previously: Check out Galileo’s watercolor illustrations of the moon, and find out how a few simple sketches realigned the heavens.