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At night, an astronaut wearing white gear places a sample marker in the soil. The soil in front of her is lit up by the lights on the front of the open helmet. Two people in bright vests look on. In the background on the left, another astronaut wearing a similar outfit looks at another patch of soil.

A Moonlit Moonwalk

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins places a sample marker in the soil before collecting a sample during a nighttime simulated moonwalk in the San Francisco Volcanic Field in Northern Arizona on May 16, 2024. A sample marker provides a photographic reference point for science samples collected on the lunar surface.

Image Credit: NASA/Josh Valcarcel

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