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

APOLLO 11: New Before-and-After Photos of Moon Bases
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The Apollo 11 site wasn't the only moon-landing locale to get the 2009 high-res photo treatment. This photograph made in mid-July by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the Apollo 14 site and moonwalk area. Touching down in February 1971, the Apollo 14 mission was the third to land on the moon.

The descent stage of the Antares lunar module is easily visible via the long shadow at middle-right. The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package, a set of scientific instruments, can be seen as a white spot at the left-hand side of the image.

Linking the two is a dark trail, showing where the astronauts walked to the instruments.
—Image courtesy NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University; image alignment by National Geographic News staff
 
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