September 11th, 2011

My favourite thing about the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's images of the Apollo lunar landing sites is that you can still see the tracks of the lunar rovers, and the trails left by the astronauts walking from the lander to the local landmarks.

It's one thing to be aware that there's no atmosphere to disturb the tracks left in the lunar dust, but seeing the evidence almost forty years on is something else entirely.

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