Hubble's View of the Apollo 17 Landing Site

This image of the Taurus-Littrow valley shows the Apollo 17 landing site (the "+" symbol in the image). This region marks the last time - December 1972 - that humans walked and drove on the Moon's surface. Astronomers are using the Apollo 17 images (and those of the Apollo 15 site) as "ground-truth" in an effort to discriminate lunar materials enriched in ilmenite, a titanium-bearing oxide of potential value as a resource in human exploration of the Moon. Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys took the image on Aug. 16, 2005.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0529m
Type:Photographic
Release date:19 October 2005, 19:00
Size:723 x 915 px

About the Object

Name:Moon
Type:Solar System : Planet : Satellite : Feature : Surface
Category:Solar System

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