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WJLA, September 07, 2011

Footprints, trash strewn on the Moon: New photos from the Apollo missions

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 images.

A new view of the Apollo 17 landing site

This is where the eleventh (and last) manned spacecraft touched down on the lunar surface. The year: 1972. The crew: Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt.