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Unmanned landing sites from LRO, Surveyors, Lunas, Lunakhods and impact craters from hardware impacts
Ian R
post Yesterday, 01:02 PM
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Wow! I wonder if this area was covered by Apollo CSM or Metric Camera photography?


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Phil Stooke
post Yesterday, 02:14 PM
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The crater is only about 2 m across. There are no Apollo images of the area at any useful resolution.

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Excellent find, Phil! That's exactly the kind of image I was looking for.

And, see -- once you locate hardware on the surface, the low sun images are actually helpful in characterizing them. The high-sun images would never have implied the amount of the retro-rocket that survived its final plunge intact.

-the other Doug


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I should say that that particular image is one of those taken from the very low orbit a few years ago before LRO moved into its current high orbit. It has a scale of 25 cm/pixel, twice as good as the best we have for any other Surveyor.

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