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Emily LakdawallaJuly 5, 2012

Birth of a New Moon

It's such a wonderful thing that astronauts like Don Pettit can tweet photos like these from space.

Birth of a New Moon

NASA / Don Pettit

Birth of a New Moon
Photo by astronaut Don Pettit on Space Station Expedition 31, shortly before his return to Earth, taken on June 30, 2012.

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Solar System Specialist for The Planetary Society
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