This is a picture of the Apollo 11 landing site taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The LRO’s primary mission is to make a 3-D map of the lunar surface. In the process, the probe has caught some of the first images of the Apollo equipment left behind by the astronauts who walked the surface of the moon more than 40 years ago (just another debunking for the anti-moon landing folks).
In this particular instance, the LRO caught a photograph of the Apollo 11 landing site. If you look closely, you can see Tranquility Base and all of the various bits of equipment left behind by Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin. You can even make out the footprints from the two astronauts from their historic moonwalks.
Can you find Tranquility base? How many trails of footprints can you see?
Below, you can see pictures of other Apollo landing sites taken by LRO.
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