Hubble View of Apollo 17 Landing Region on the Moon
Hubble View of Apollo 17 Landing Region on the Moon
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News release ID: STScI-2005-29
Release Date: Oct 19, 2005
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

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.


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Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Moons, Solar System

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