New moon landing pictures show the Apollo landing sites and even footprints

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New moon landing pictures show the Apollo landing sites and even footprints

Goodbye moon conspiracy theories, new photos from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. The pictures show the Apollo missions' lunar module descent stages sitting on the moon's surface, as long shadows from a low sun angle make the modules' locations evident.

Below is the Apollo 14 landing site, and you can see where the lunar surface was disturbed by the astronauts bootprints. Some of that may also be tracks from a wheelbarrow-like device called the Modularized Equipment Transporter which Alan Shepherd and Edgar Mitchell used to help them carry equipment and samples to and from the lander.

More facinating moon landing pictures on the NASA site. http://www.nasa.gov/mission...

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By netchicken: posted on 18-7-2009

dammit...Scientists 1: Aliens 0
By dnavarre: posted on 18-7-2009








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