Lunar puzzler: What is the mysterious feature in this beautiful image of the Lunar Module orbiting the Moon?

Last Thursday marked the anniversary of a significant event in human history: the Apollo 12 Moon landing on Nov. 19, 1969.

This was just the second time humans ever stepped foot on our cratered satellite. But the occasion passed us by last week largely unheralded.

That’s understandable, because the landing wasn’t a first — the astronauts of Apollo 11 hold that honor. And a 46th anniversary isn’t as resonant as, say, a 50th would have been.

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence

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