APOLLO 11: New Before-and-After Photos of Moon Bases

APOLLO 11: New Before-and-After Photos of Moon Bases
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U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands beside the Apollo 11 lunar module in a July 20, 1969 photograph.

The descent stage, the portion still remaining on the moon's surface--shown in the first image of this gallery--is the copper-colored portion with legs shown above. The ascent stage, which the astronauts piloted back to the orbiting command module, is the white object atop it.

Although scientific instruments--and famously, an American flag--were also left on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, they're too small to be noticeable in any satellite images made so far.
—Photograph courtesy NASA
 
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