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A Second Look at Apollo 11
October 1, 2009
 
LROC image of Apollo 11 landing site

LROC's second look at the Apollo 11 landing site. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University
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A month after LROC's first image of the Apollo 11 landing site was acquired, LRO passed over again providing the LROC instrument a new view of the historic site. This time the Sun was 28 degrees higher in the sky, making for smaller shadows and bringing out subtle brightness differences on the surface.



LROC image of Apollo 11 landing site

Enlargement showing Tranquility Base. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University

The astronaut path to the TV camera is visible, and you may even be able to see the camera stand (arrow). You can identify two parts of the Early Apollo Science Experiments Package (EASEP), the Lunar Ranging Retro Reflector (LRRR) and the Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE). Neil Armstrong's tracks to Little West crater (33 meter diameter) are also visible (unlabeled arrow).

Related Links:

› View LRO's other Apollo 11 site images
› View the full version of this new image from LROC's Arizona State University Web site

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