Lost Moon Recovered

Written by The Night Sky Guy on June 17, 2009 – 8:37 pm -

Here is what I call the ultimate in data recovery. Hi-rez images of the Moon, including the Apollo 12 landing site were taken by a lunar orbiter back in 1967 (couple of years before the mission) and stored on its tape drives, only to be dusting away for decades.  Now before they are totally lost to history they are being recovered- and they are yielding spectacular imagery of our closest neighbour. These photos will hopefully be useful in planning for potential landing sites for future human missions. 

 Check out digitized, salvaged versions that shows off amazing details of the lunar surface the public has never seen before. Tip of the hat goes to nasawatch.com for this cool find.

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