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Apollo Sites from LRO
James Fincannon
post May 8 2012, 01:47 PM
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Apollo Lunar Surface Journal on Apollo Flags as seen by LRO.

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Apollo Lunar Surface Journal Apollo Flags Link
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machi
post May 8 2012, 11:10 PM
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Interesting animated gifs!

Evidently I didn't see all LRO's images of Apollo sites, because I recognized only few frames.


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post May 10 2012, 04:52 PM
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For what it's worth, you have to take the idea that "UV light will surely destroy the nylon" with a grain of salt-- I've never seen anyone say for certain whether UV light can destroy nylon in a vacuum.
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Mr Valiant
post May 11 2012, 02:46 PM
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Good call. Many of the corrosive forces that take place on the surface of the Earth, rely on oxidation. Degradation by UV is a form of sloww cooking.
Lets say the flags have survived? That can be a big plus for future Moon exploration. We could use 'plastic' habitats and machines and be confident
that they can survive the harsh Lunar enviroment. Gotta take a closer look!
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