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(Apollo 17 lunar module, Challenger). Image width: 359 meters (about 1,178 ft.
Originally posted by kiwifoot
What I mean is it possible that they've labelled the eguipment the module and the larger object, throwing a larger shaddow is actually it.
Originally posted by Phage
The object casting the shadow does not have to be taller than the LM. The LM is on fairly level ground, an object on a slope will cast a longer shadow. I think the shadow you're interested in is from this rock, known as "geophone rock".
Geophone Rock was about 3 meters high and was located at the ALSEP station about 150 m from the LM. It is a vesicular high-Ti basalt typical of the Apollo 17 site with a crystallization age of about 3.7 b.y. and an exposure age of about 110 m.y. Part of the interest in Geophone Rock was that it was expected that it would be covered with the mysterious“dark mantle”, but the astronauts were unable to recognize such.