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Does the Moon Still Hold Mysteries for Us?

We've taken photos from its surface, we've examined its elusive far side, we've spent $25 billion to travel to it—and the moon continues to hold our fascination. Filmmaker Asher Isbrucker blends history and philosophy in Why Does the Moon Fascinate Us?, an intriguing piece exploring our persistent amazement with this stepping stone to the larger universe.

See more from the filmmaker on Vimeo and check out Asher Isbrucker's YouTube channel.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.