Apollo 17 Landing Site
- Visualizations by:
- Ernie Wright
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The images here are designed for display on NASA's hyperwall. They help tell the story of Apollo 17's exploration of the Taurus-Littrow site using data and imaging from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and photographs taken by the astronauts. LRO's detailed and comprehensive remote sensing capabilities have fostered a reinterpretation of the geology of the site.
An oblique image of the Taurus-Littrow valley taken by the LRO narrow-angle camera. This was cropped from M192703697LR. The Apollo 17 LM descent stage shadow is precisely centered in the image. The resolution is about 4 meters per pixel.
A nadir view of the Apollo 17 landing site taken by the LRO narrow-angle camera. West is up, north is to the right. The early morning Sun angle is similar to the lighting at the time of the landing. The resolution is about 0.48 meters per pixel. This is part of M162107606L.
reverse-angle oblique view of Taurus-Littrow taken July 7, 2012, cropped and scaled from M1096343661. Looking east (slew angle 56°) with afternoon Sun (subsolar longitude 48°W).
At Station 6, the astronauts collected samples from a boulder that had rolled down the side of the North Massif. The LROC image is a detail from M134991788R. See also this LROC featured image blog post.
Another oblique image (M1182232465LE) of the Taurus-Littrow valley taken by the LRO narrow-angle camera on March 29, 2015.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
- Ernie Wright (USRA) [Lead]
- Noah Petro (NASA/GSFC)
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Datasets used in this visualization
LRO NAC (A.K.A. Narrow Angle Camera) (Collected with the LROC sensor)
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