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Friday, 17 July 2009

Shadows on the Face of the Moon


Something I'd normally post over on Space Age Britain , but this story may be of more general interest considering the date.

The full story is here (NASA link)

In summary, the new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has now started photographic surveys of the Moon, and has returned pictures of the remnants of the Apollo missions left on the surface.

I found the image above, containing the footmark trails left by Al Shepherd and Ed Mitchell, quite reassuring. Who'd bother to fake that?.

But, if Lunar tourism ever gets going, someone will have to make it their business to preserve all this. Good luck with that.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

pee'd off


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