If you’re an astronomy buff with an interest in the lunar program, you don’t want to pass up these newly released high resolution photos of the landing sites and impact craters our moon explorations left behind.
Courtesy of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Hubble Telescope NASA has some spectacular shots of the moon to share. Spanning observations of the moon over the last seven years the photos highlight the scorch marks, impact craters, and objects created by and left behind by the Apollo missions. The photo above, for example, highlights a 30 meter wide impact crater created by the upper stage booster module from Apollo 13. The newest photos, from the LRO, cover the landing sites for Apollo 12, 14, and 17.
Hit up the link below for dozens of beautiful high resolution photos.
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- Published 09/7/11