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+ - Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images Apollo sites

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cunniff writes "As has been discussed several times, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has a camera with sufficient resolution to image the Apollo lunar landing sites. Today, they posted the first results. Images of all the landing sites are there, with Apollo 14 being the current highest resolution — the astronaut tracks between the lander and the ALSEP package are even visible! From the article: "In the current collection of images the best feature discrimination is in the Apollo 14 scene (astronaut tracks and ALSEP) even though the highest resolution picture covers the Apollo 16 site. This counter-intuitive result clearly shows that increased illumination (high signal) is a very significant factor in the true resolution of a picture." It is anticipated that even higher resolution photos will follow in the coming weeks."
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