These new pictures revealed by NASA reveal fascinating evidence that humans were there; even though they don’t offer detail quality pictures, they offer more detail than any other pictures taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is now circling the moon.
As it orbited the satellite and flew over landing sites of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 missions, the orbiter took pictures of numerous items and trails, including footprints of all six astronauts that stepped on the Moon during three missions, as well as Apollo 17’s Lunar Roving Vehicle tracks (the vehicle itself is visible as a small dot in one photograph) and equipment from the descent stages of lunar modules and cables running to two instruments from the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package left behind by Apollo 12 astronauts. The three missions in case are Apollo 12 (1969), Apollo 14 (1971) and Apollo 17 (1972).
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