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Good Day Moon

July 17, 2009
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NASA just released pictures of the Apollo landing sites from the new Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter (LRO). Below, you can see the Apollo 14 lander, its shadow and the trails left by the astronauts.

Apollo 14

Higher resolution photos (2-3x) will be coming as the LRO’s orbit stabilizes over the next few months. Other lander photos on NASA’s website. Maybe they’ll get a shot of where Japan’s Kayuga orbiter impacted.

Also, NASA is twittering the Apollo 11 audio transcript between ground control and the spacecraft – @ap11_capcom @ap11_spacecraft @ap11_eagle. (Thanks, Laughing Squid!)

As far as low-resolution photos go, here is a tragically missed opportunity of a daytime moon setting beside Sutro Tower on Tuesday. (Sorry for the dramatic color — I had the damn exposure inadvertently sent to 1/60th and had to commit unnatural iPhoto acts to bring out our neighbor.)

moon beside sutro

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  1. Stucco Sux permalink
    July 19, 2009 9:26 am

    Wow, 40 years later, and there are still footprints and left over stuff still cluttering the moon. Reminds me of my house…

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