Sunday, July 19, 2009

Moon Lander Spotted From Space

In the news I missed – then discovered two days later category, an image from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) showing the location of the Apollo 11 lander on the moon.

Apollo11 Image from NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University

The lander can be seen in the centre of the image, casting a shadow to the right. The sites of Apollo 14, 15, 16, and 17 have also been photographed, and 12 is planned in the next few weeks.

Will this convince those who think NASA faked it? Ha. If only.

On Scientific American: Apollo 11 Lander spotted by Lunar Satellite
And also see SciAm’s Apollo 11 40th anniversary report


Greg Baute said...

independent confirmation would be nice.

Steve said...


marsha said...

Mythbusters broached this subject last night. I didn't see all of it, but they were doing their best to perform some independent confirmation.

Shane Caldwell said...

Don't be haters, guys.

Science made their issue from 1970, presenting studies on rock and regiolith samples, free to all today.

worth a look