Monday, July 20, 2009

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.

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


At Tue Aug 10, 04:58:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is fake. NASA continues to bilk billions for over priced toilets and B.S. programs into private bank accts.


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