New LRO photos of Lunar landing sites

Wednesday, September 07, 2011
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)  has taken new photos of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites. They are much clearer than the photos they released in 2009. Above is a sample for comparison, with the new photo on the left and the old photo on the right. In the new photos you can clearly see the lander, equipment they left on the moon, the lunar rover and tracks from them walking and riding about the surface. 

Their Apollo landing site news item has more pictures, including much larger high-resolution ones, as well as a video and links to other news and photos of the landing sites.
 

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