Two beams flash across a starry sky toward the Moon at Optical Site. Goddard's Laser Ranging Facility directs a laser toward the Lunar Reconassaince Orbiter on International Observe the Moon Night. (Sept 18, 2010)
Background on laser ranging:
Credit: NASA/GSFC/Debbie Mccallum
On September 18, 2010 the world joined the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., as well as other NASA Centers to celebrate the first annual International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN).
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