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New photos of the Moon show astronauts' footprints, garbage

September 8, 2011 - 05:00 AM
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Goggle at these breathtaking new views of the Apollo landing sites taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean left behind this evidence of their visit in 1960. The charred circle marks the descent stage for Apollo 12's lunar module, Intrepid. The L-shaped white structure toward the top is actually cables reflecting sunlight. The men were the third and fourth people to walk about the dusty gray litter of earth's satellite.4 Photos
(Photo: NASA/NASA | Date: Sep. 01, 2011)

This August, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter swept extremely low over the moon, snapping photos all along the way. The spacecraft captured images from the Apollo mission landing sites in never-before-seen detail, with meandering astronaut foot trails and discarded scientific instruments. Here are those incredible images. (LINK TO PHOTO GALLERY)

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