Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the first time humans set foot upon the Moon, when the Lunar Module of Apollo 11 landed on July 20th, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took plenty of stunning photos, and here are a few shots from angles you may not have seen before.

The picture of Earth above is actually from the return trip, after Armstrong and Aldrin made a rendezvous with fellow astronaut Michael Collins in the orbiting Command Module, but I just couldn't help myself from featuring it up top as it's so gorgeous. I won't go ahead and say that it makes the world seem so small and we should all work together, etc. etc.. What I will say, though, is that seeing these images in both color and in high resolution makes the Moon seem that much closer, and our dreams for further exploration that much more attainable.