08 September 2011

Tracks Across the Moon


According to the Guardian yesterday the American satellite, Lunar Reconaisance Orbiter, has captured the sharpest images of a number of Apollo moon landing sites.

lunar reconnaissance orbiter got close enough to see the spacemen's path when they walked on the moon. The photos also show ruts left by a roving vehicle and even backpacks pitched out of the lunar landers before the US visitors returned to Earth.

From a distance of just 13 to 15 miles above the Moon's surface, LRO captured images of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.

The photograph above is of the Apollo 17 landing site. The Challenger descent stage, tracks made by the lander crew and the ALSEP, Apollo Lunar Surface Experimental Package

Doubtless skeptics will cry photoshop or the like

More information is available on the LRO site

12 comments:

Syncopated Eyeball said...

Bloody hell. Litter on the moon already.

jams o donnell said...

It's terrible isn't it!

Andrew said...

Oh Jams, Jams... you surprise me. The Moon does not exist. It is an image displayed onto a circular mirror in low Earth orbit by the Hollywood branch of the Illuminati. You really are a gullible chap aren't you?

jams o donnell said...

I believe in Santa, I believe in the Tooth Fairy and I damn well will believe in the Moon Andrew!

CherryPie said...

Hang on a minute...

If the moon doesn't exist neither does the earth...

and we are on the earth...

jams o donnell said...

Careful Cherie if you lose faith then the Earth will disappear too!

CherryPie said...

That is what I was trying to tell Andrew!

I hope he is looking in...

Although I think we may be OK because you and I know we need not to lose faith and the bigger odds so far.

Claude said...

The moon exists because I have seen it hanging in space. But I have never seen any of you. I know I'm here. But I have many doubts that you're there. You're very illusory. Like in a SF book. With a flick of my finger you could all disappear. I might cancel Andrew who is very disturbing with all those pseudo-scientific comments. The rest of you are very, very nice, so I'll give you some more time as Beings.

I would be ashamed if I had gone to the Moon, and had left my garbage behind.

Claude said...

Actually, I'll keep Andrew. I'm afraid he might be right. There might be no moon, and if Andrew leaves, he might take our planet with him. He has a lot of influence in Other Worlds.

jams o donnell said...

Ah cherie we have enough faith to keep the Earth in existence despite what Andrew says!

Claude, uou have seen! You have faith! It is perhaps because deep down you believe that Cherie and I exist that you have created the ones who have great faith in the existence of the Moon. Perhaps you created us.... GODDESS!

Ah Claude just because Andrew has friends in extra terrestrial places... come on, BELIEVE!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

He he. I've presented about five of the typical answers to that one ;-)

jams o donnell said...

I daresay the Elders had something to do with it!