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Flight of the Geology Hammer

Animation Copyright © 1995 by Roberto Beltramini.
All rights reserved.
Italian to English translation by Paolo Amoroso.
Last revised 5 March 2010


Hammer Flight Animated GIF

Roberto Beltramini writes, "Animation showing the flight of Apollo 17's geology hammer thrown by LMP Harrison Schmitt at the end of EVA-3, based on 3 still photos taken in succession by CDR Gene Cernan. I cropped and rotated the images to match the same scene, and aligned them to the estimated lunar horizon."
(Original posting in Italian linked here.)

Enhanced detail of AS17-143-21940

Detail from AS17-143-21940 enhanced by Roberto Beltramini,
showing the dust plume kicked up to the geology hammer when it hit the ground.


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