Many of us have seen images of the Moon. However, this particular image of Luna is extremely interesting. Why?
Well for starters, it was taken on the 100" Hooker Telescope up at Mt. Wilson observatory. Yes. That's right... the enormous telescope that helped us discover that there are other galaxies and that the Universe is expanding... they also used to take pics of the Moon.
Now stop for a moment. Look in the bottom corner. See when this image was taken? Yes. That's right. This image was taken in 1919. I finished processing this image this morning after taking a very tedious photograph of a glass plate negative that's been preserved at for nearly a century.
This is but one of the many plates they've allowed me to photograph in preparation for today's #HubbleHangout with the Hubble: The Man Behind the Name
We go live at noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern, 7pm UTC
You can RSVP here: http://goo.gl/K9YGqi
or watch on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7ICBGzl6o
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