NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter snaps pics of Apollo 12, 14, and 17 landing sites

Sep 7, 2011
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I wonder if the latest photos to come in from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will be enough to convince the conspiracy nuts that we really did go to the moon back in the 60's. I sort of doubt it since they will just assume that the photos were doctored. As for me, I know we actually went to the moon and these are some of the clearest photos of the landing sites of those moon voyages ever taken.

The LRO snapped the pics that show the landing sites of the astronauts along with tracks from the moon buggy, the LRV parking spot, and the site of other equipment left on the moon. The big photo here is of the Apollo 17 landing site. NASA moved the LRO to a lower orbit to capture the clear photos. NASA also notes that the images don’t line up perfectly.

This is due to the differences in angle when the shot was taken and in lighting. It's so cool to see the tracks from the moon buggy there on the surface just as they were left years and years ago. You can also see the descent stage that landed the astronauts on the moon.


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