40 Years Later: Lunar Lander Base Still Standing Tall
Four decades after Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left the Moon, the base of their lunar lander sits undisturbed in this image from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter -- the first picture of the lander ever snapped from lunar orbit.Via Startdate.org.
LRO, which entered lunar orbit earlier this year, carries the most powerful camera of any lunar orbiter to date. In addition to the Apollo 11 site, it also photographed four of the five other Apollo landing sites. The Scientists expect to get even better pictures later in LRO's mission as it drops to a lower orbit around the Moon.
Image source: NASA / GSFC / Arizona State