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Photos: The moon’s evolving image

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Over the centuries the moon has been worshipped, feared, and even thought to contain vast oceans and plant life. But as our technology has progressed, our perspective of our closest celestial neighbor has been brought, in a sense, down to Earth. As interest grows in returning to the moon, its important to look back how far we’ve come, from longingly gazing up at the sky to walking on the lunar surface.

Early lunar calendars

Archaeologists in 2013 discovered what is believed the be a 10,000-year-old lunar calendar, in a field in Scotland.

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