Apollo Landing Sites Photographed on the Moon!
Posted by mattusmaximus on July 17, 2009
I just saw this post over at the Bad Astronomy blog by Phil Plait, and seeing as how the media is crawling all over the touched up NASA footage of the Apollo 11 landing, I wanted to share it with you. That’s because, as I suspected, while the media is giving NASA some attention, they are – sadly – also giving the conspiracy nuts some attention as well.
That first one is of the Apollo 11 landing site, with the Eagle lunar module clearly visible. The LRO website has images of the Apollo 14,15,16, and 17 landing sites as well, including this incredible shot of the Apollo 14 site which shows the tracks left in the lunar dust by the astronauts!
In closing, I’d like to quote the Bad Astronomer himself, Phil Plait…
Will the LRO’s incredibly high-resolution images of the lunar surface, including, eventually, the Apollo landing sites, finally quell the lunacy of the Moon Hoax believers? Obviously it won’t… These true believers don’t live in an evidence-based world.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Now, let’s leave the conspiracy nuts behind and get going, all the way back to the Moon & beyond!