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LRO Sees Apollo Landing Sites 07.17.09
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. The pictures show the Apollo missions' lunar module descent stages sitting on the moon's surface, as long shadows from a low sun angle make the modules' locations evident.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, or LROC, was able to image five of the six Apollo sites, with the remaining Apollo 12 site expected to be photographed in the coming weeks.
Originally posted by spacevisitor
Then, how come that the astronauts footpath are absolutely not visible on that large close in zoomed image but when they zooming in at the video you can see them almost right from the beginning of that video at 0:12 and when I see it right, from a much further distance then the image?
Then, what could be responsible for that really strange to me looking blackness around the Lander?