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Apollo 17 Landing Site Most Detailed Pictures Yet


From Return2Moon09

They are the most detailed pictures ever returned of the Apollo 17 moon landing site, showing the hardware left on the lunar surface by American astronauts in the 1960s and 70s, including Apollo 17′s “moon buggy.” The robotic Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) descended to only 25km above the moon’s surface and its narrow-angle imaging system camera captured these images. The camera can resolve objects of 25cm by 25cm per pixel. The LRO has returned several hundred thousands pictures of the lunar surface since 2009.

More information and pictures are vaialable at: LROC.

via bbc


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