From: Andrew Johnson
Date: 2011-09-06 21:36:40
Attachments : At least the LEM looks a bit more realistic this time! (For those that haven’t seen the 2 hour presentation I put together, you can watch it from this page). www.checktheevidence… www.guardian.co.uk/s… Moon photographs reveal tracks and trash left by Apollo astronauts Nasa images offer a sharper look at remnants of US lunar landings from 1969 to 1972 reddit this Associated Press guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 6 September 2011 19.18 BST Article history Full moon – this annotated photograph is believed to be the clearest image yet of the 1972 Apollo 17 lunar landing site. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images A robot spaceship circling the moon has snapped the sharpest photographs of the tracks and debris left by Apollo astronauts in visits from 1969 to 1972. Nasa’s lunar reconnaissance orbiter got close enough to see the spacemen’s path when they walked on the moon. The photos also show ruts left by a roving vehicle and even backpacks pitched out of the lunar landers before the US visitors returned to Earth. The images were taken two weeks ago from 13 to 15 miles above the moon’s surface and show the landing sites for Apollo 12, 14 and 17. They offer a sharper look that more clearly distinguishes man-made objects from rocks. The closest images are of the Apollo 17 site from 1972.