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Apollo 17: The wheels of the Lunar Roving Vehicle ("Moon buggy") left parallel lines in the "soil"


Remarkable new images of the Apollo landing sites on the Moon have been released by Nasa.

The pictures clearly show the hardware left on the lunar surface by American astronauts in the 1960s and 70s, including Apollo 17's "Moon buggy".

The images were acquired by the robotic Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which has been circling Earth's satellite since 2009.

Such shots have been returned before, but these are the best yet.

LRO has recently lowered its orbit from 50km above the Moon's surface to just 25km.

This makes it easier to see equipment, such as the descent stages that put the astronauts on the surface. Some of the science experiments are visible, also - as are the trails of bootmarks left in the dirt as the crews positioned these science packages.

The Apollo 17, 14 and 12 sites are the focus of the latest release.

They were viewed by the narrow-angle imaging system on LRO's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) instrument.

At the lower altitude, this instrument sees objects at a resolution of 25cm by 25cm per pixel.

In an extreme blow-up of the Apollo 17 Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), it is just possible to discern the condition in which the astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt parked the buggy - with its wheels turned to the left.

LRO has been a highly productive mission. It has now returned several hundred thousands pictures of the lunar surface.

The probe was originally conceived as a robotic precursor to future manned missions. However, when Nasa might return to the lunar body with astronauts is not clear. Last year, US politicians cancelled the project, known as Constellation, that was intended to achieve this feat.

"We all like to obsess and look at the Apollo landing site images because it's fun," said Mark Robinson, the LROC principal investigator from Arizona State University, Tempe.

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LRO was launched in 2009
"People actually used to be able to go to the Moon; people used to explore the Moon - and hopefully sometime in the future that will continue again. But LROC is looking at the whole Moon and we've taken about 1,500 of these high-resolution images distributed all around the Moon… and this is just a huge resource for anybody studying the Moon, doing science; and engineers planning to go back to the Moon in general and to specific sites."

In the absence of a substantial atmosphere such as on the Earth, erosion processes on the Moon work much slower. Eventually, though, all traces of the Moon landings will be erased.

The lunar body is constantly bombarded by micrometeorites that will, in time, mix up the boottracks and break down the equipment. It has been estimated that rock at the surface erodes at a rate of about 1mm per million years.

"In human years, it may seem like forever, but in geologic terms probably there will be no traces of the Apollo exploration in let's say 10 to 100 million years," said Dr Robinson.

On Thursday, Nasa will launch its latest Moon mission - the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (Grail).

This is a pair of satellites that will survey the Moon's gravity in unprecedented detail to reveal its internal structure. The information will help explain how the Moon formed and why its nearside looks so different to its far-side.




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Remarkable new images of the Apollo landing sites on the Moon have been released by Nasa.


Well thats the first blow about what the truth is ........who the hell would trust NASA :rofl: The people who created ,"Persistant Contrails" :D




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The BBC are such a retarded example of crap.

They've just run an article on this on their news channel. The presenter was talking in regard to the Americans ever going back to the moon.... he says: "Many doubt they(Americans) have the money or desire to do so"

Oh FUCK OFF!!!! :stomp: :stomp: :mad: :mad:


The American Regime spends over $700 BILLION on mass murder a year!!! The NASA budget IIRC is about $20 BILLION. Of course it's got the fucking money.

On the issue of desire, it seems the American regime would rather commit mass slaughter of innocent human beings than do something useful like develop the next chapter in moon landings. Cunts!!! :mad: :mad: :mad:

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smeggypants wrote:The BBC are such a retarded example of crap.

They've just run an article on this on their news channel. The presenter was talking in regard to the Americans ever going back to the moon.... he says: "Many doubt they(Americans) have the money or desire to do so"

Oh FUCK OFF!!!! :stomp: :stomp: :mad: :mad:


The American Regime spends over $700 BILLION on mass murder a year!!! The NASA budget IIRC is about $20 BILLION. Of course it's got the fucking money.

On the issue of desire, it seems the American regime would rather commit mass slaughter of innocent human beings than do something useful like develop the next chapter in moon landings. Cunts!!! :mad: :mad: :mad:

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Remarkable new images of the Apollo landing sites on the Moon have been released by Nasa.


Well thats the first blow about what the truth is ........who the hell would trust NASA :rofl: The people who created ,"Persistant Contrails" :D


Yes, I agree. NASA probably paid the Martians to put those fake tracks and the mirror on the moon. Probably paid them in cheese, which is not available on Mars.

p.s. moon is not made of cheese :)

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annie27 wrote:
Remarkable new images of the Apollo landing sites on the Moon have been released by Nasa.


Well thats the first blow about what the truth is ........who the hell would trust NASA :rofl: The people who created ,"Persistant Contrails" :D


Yes, I agree. NASA probably paid the Martians to put those fake tracks and the mirror on the moon. Probably paid them in cheese, which is not available on Mars.

p.s. moon is not made of cheese :)

damn !! :stomp: :rofl: :rofl:

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I'm waiting for someone who is good in photoshop to add a moon-dust-covered mcdonalds M or starbucks sign to those pictures! :D



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LordNibbler wrote:I'm waiting for someone who is good in photoshop to add a moon-dust-covered mcdonalds M or starbucks sign to those pictures! :D



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But Richie ..it was released from NASA ......its not like NASA is some kind of covert type of Star wars thing ...they just wanted to land on the Moon for the Good of Man Kind ....... :howl: and dont tell me they can fake pictures ...impossible :rofl:

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crumbs wrote:And the cunts charge YOU and ME for producing American-centric and American-style shite, useless, junk news.


There are plenty of reasons why the BBC licence fee is justified, in as much as local news reporting and (slightly off-topic) the lack of monotonous/mundane and sponsored drivel that is allowed to fund the competition.

Who truly wants to be held to ransom for up to 15 minutes each hour with crap adverts telling viewers "I'm Loving It!", "Finger-lickin good", or "Always, Coca -Cola" ?


Then however I notice Torchwood is on primetime tonight again, so the point on severing payments to them is validated.

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crumbs wrote:And the cunts charge YOU and ME for producing American-centric and American-style shite, useless, junk news.


There are plenty of reasons why the BBC licence fee is justified, in as much as local news reporting and (slightly off-topic) the lack of monotonous/mundane and sponsored drivel that is allowed to fund the competition.

Who truly wants to be held to ransom for up to 15 minutes each hour with crap adverts telling viewers "I'm Loving It!", "Finger-lickin good", or "Always, Coca -Cola" ?


Then however I notice Torchwood is on primetime tonight again, so the point on severing payments to them is validated.


I agree about the advertising CH. Advertising is legalised lying just as Elite propaganda is legalise lying.

Advertising is a toxin that rots the brain. And yes I can see the justification to pay a tax to avid being subjective to it.

However the Pro-Israel, Pro-Elite proapganda that spews from the BBC is also a toxin that rots the Brain. So the TV tax doesn't stop all toxins, just that of the 'products' kind.

I wouldn't mind paying a TV tax in return for decent journalism and no toxic adverts

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