Apollo ‘footprints’ visible

Super. Cool.

WASHINGTON WLS – A spacecraft circling the moon has snapped the sharpest photos ever of the tracks and trash left behind by Apollo astronauts in their visits from 1969 to 1972.Images taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter from 13 to 15 miles up show the astronauts’ paths when they walked on the moon, as well as ruts left by a moon buggy. Experts could even identify the backpacks astronauts pitched out of their lunar landers before they returned to Earth.

via WLS 890AM.

There are nicely annotated ‘side by side’ shots, labeling what the objects are as seen during the lunar exploration (from the moon view) and their new overhead view.

Looking froward to the Google Earth version from the little car with the cameras on top.


  1. Now the conspiracy nuts will claim that the LRO isn’t real either.

    Quote “I mean seriously, have you ever tried to take a picture of something 15 miles away. No way could they get that kind of detail. I mean really, NASA expects us to believe you can still footprints on the moon 30 years later.

    They are really stretching this moon landing out of all proportion now. What are they really trying to hide. I bet Apollo 18 is closer to the real story” /Quote