Picture of the Day: The Moon

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Taken from the International Space Station, this picture of the Earth's moon shows the planet's horizon, its orange-colored troposphere, the boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere called the tropopause, and silvery-blue noctilucent (night-shining) clouds. The photograph was taken by Expedition 28, whose members returned to Earth on September 16th.

Image: NASA.
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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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