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Moon To Mars
ApolloLandingSite
07/18/09

 

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. Long shadows from a low sun angle make the lunar modules' location evident.  The satellite reached lunar orbit June 23 and captured different Apollo sites between July 11 and 15. These first images were taken before the spacecraft reached its final mapping orbit. Future LROC images from these sites will have two to three times greater resolution. 

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University



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