Get out your
red/blue glasses and
check out this awesome stereo view of another world.
The scene was recorded
by Apollo 17 mission commander
Eugene Cernan on December 11, 1972,
one orbit before descending to land on the Moon.
The stereo anaglyph was assembled from two photographs
captured from his vantage point on board the
Lunar Module Challenger as he
and Dr. Harrison Schmitt flew over Apollo 17's
landing site in the
The broad, sunlit face of the mountain dubbed
South Massif, rises near the center
of the frame, above the dark floor of
Taurus-Littrow to its left.
Beyond the mountains, toward the lunar limb, lies the Moon's
Piloted by Ron Evans, the Command Module America is
visible in orbit in the foreground against the
South Massif's peak.