Saturday, September 05, 2009

ASU lunar camera shoots Apollo 12 landing site

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) managed by ASU, has captured the Apollo 12 landing site with new photos. Apollo 12 landed on the moon in 1969, only 200 meters from the unmanned Surveyor 3 spacecraft, in remarkable piece of interplanetary navigating. You can even see the astronaut tracks in the lunar dust in the photo at right. [right, Apollo 12 landing site. Arrows point to astronaut footpaths. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University]

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