Hubble View of Apollo 17 Landing Region

This image showcases Hubble Space Telescope's first high-resolution ultraviolet and visible imaging of the Apollo 17 landing region within the Taurus-Littrow valley of the Moon. Humans last walked and drove on the lunar surface in this region (marked "+" in the image) in December 1972. The image was taken Aug. 16, 2005 by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. North is at the top of the image. The image was processed by the Hubble Space Telescope Lunar Exploration team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Northwestern University, and the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and J. Garvin (NASA/GSFC)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0529g
Type:Observation
Release date:19 October 2005, 19:00
Size:1530 x 1654 px

About the Object

Name:Moon
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite : Feature : Surface
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BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
250 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Ultraviolet
U
344 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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