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Is the U.S. flag planted on the moon 40 years ago still standing? That's just one of many questions researchers hope will be answered this year by new pictures of old Apollo landing sites.
Originally posted by LunarLooney1
I often asked myself why it was that Hubble...couldn't take a picture for us of that location.
They contend that Apollo 11's Tranquility Base should be seen as an anthropological site and deserves preservation for all present and future inhabitants of the Earth.
The new photos, expected in coming days, weeks and months, will be of keen interest to archaeologists involved in the Lunar Legacy Project. They contend that Apollo 11's Tranquility Base should be seen as an anthropological site and deserves preservation for all present and future inhabitants of the Earth.
"Even after our research, I still think we don't know exactly what is on the Tranquility Base site and how it is placed," said Beth O'Leary in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
O'Leary created the NASA-funded project to make the Apollo 11 Landing site on the moon as a National Historic Landmark.
Originally posted by fraterormus but no one is ever going to fund an Archaeological expedition to the Moon.
Originally posted by LunarLooney1It sure looks like one if the pictures are real.