An Astronaut's Snapshot of the Moon

An Astronaut's Snapshot of the Moon

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News release ID: STScI-2005-29
Release Date: Oct 19, 2005
Image Use: Copyright
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Apollo 17 astronauts Dr. H. Jack Schmitt and Gene Cernan took this image of the Moon's Taurus-Littrow valley. The view shows the lunar roving vehicle near the rim of Shorty crater. In the distance are the mountain-like massifs that define the Taurus-Littrow valley. This region marks the last time - December 1972 - that humans walked and drove on the Moon's surface.

Hubble Telescope, Moons, Observations, Solar System


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