17 July 2009

LRO Images of Apollo Landing Sites!

Posted by Ryan Anderson

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team have released images of the Apollo landing sites. These pictures show the lower half of the Lunar Module (LM), the scientific instruments left on the surface, and even the tracks where the astronauts walked! Awesome. Of course, the moon hoax believers will not be convinced by this photographic evidence that humans have walked on the face of the moon, but for the rest of us, these pictures are awesome! And LRO isn’t in it’s primary orbit yet! Eventually he’ll have pictures with twice this resolution.

See more images and learn more about them at the NASA press release. And Bad Astronomy has a rather enthusiastic post about them too.