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Private garden, Los Vilos, Chile

Have you been to the moon?

The other day, I took a taxi ride and the driver, being a lamentably chatty sort, asked me what I do for a living. Upon learning that I am an astronomer, she promptly inquired, in all apparent innocence, if I had been to the moon. I am pretty sure this was a serious question. Several friends have since suggested that I should have answered “not yet” or something similar, but I was unfortunately dumbstruck. I just sat there listening as she held forth on how it is so wonderful that the planets orbit the moon but she could only look at the moon because she had a bad knee. Right.

Lecco panorama

Lecco, Northern Italy

Lecco, Northern Italy

A new panorama from CTIO

A new panorama over PROMPT

A new panorama, at sunset, over Prompt

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