Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Astro-Image of the Day: scenes from 40 years ago

This is sort of an archaeological post... from the Moon! These shots from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter show the Apollo missions' lunar module descent stages sitting on the Moon's surface. Here's where a human first set foot on the Moon:


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To see the landing vehicle, look for a long shadow. Here's a dramatic shot of the Apollo 14 site:


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...and a closeup of Armstrong's first footprint ON THE MOON:


Click the image to see NASA's Apollo 40th Anniversary site.

Happy We Went to the Frakkin' Moon! day.

That's all I can type today. later!
Chris
Tags: astronomy, the space age
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