Jul
18
2009

Footsteps on the moon

Apollo 14's remains: Even higher resolution images will be coming from the LRO, when it enters a lower orbit soon.
Apollo 14's remains: Even higher resolution images will be coming from the LRO, when it enters a lower orbit soon.Courtesy NASA
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is NASA's satellite orbiting the moon right now to give us all a much more detailed picture of our nearest space neighbor. Just in time for the 40 anniversary of the moon landing, the LRO has passed by several of the Apollo mission landing spots. In the best photograph you can actually still see the footsteps between the remains of the landing vehicle and the scientific instruments. It's so cool to see the path worn into the lunar landscape still there on this windless world.

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mdr's picture
mdr says:

Very cool. I can't wait to see the closer views. Maybe we'll be able to discern actual footsteps. This should put the kibosh on all the goofballs who claim the moon-landing was faked but I doubt that will happen.

posted on Sat, 07/18/2009 - 12:06pm
poptartlover's picture
poptartlover says:

Wow! That's awesome!

posted on Sat, 07/18/2009 - 12:24pm
dx's picture
dx says:

I wish i would go there.

posted on Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:44pm

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