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October 19, 2005 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-29

NASA's Hubble Looks for Possible Moon Resources

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Image: Hubble View of Apollo 17 Landing Region on the Moon

Hubble View of Apollo 17 Landing Region on the Moon

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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.

Object Name: moon

Image Type: Astronomical

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

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Montage Image: Apollo 17 Landing Region Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Apollo 17 Landing RegionPRC2005-29c Hubble Image Overlaid on Modeling of Apollo 17 Landing Site Image Type: Astronomical Hubble Image Overlaid on Modeling of Apollo 17 Landing Site Apollo 17 Astronaut's Snapshot of Taurus-Littrow Valley Image Type: Astronomical Apollo 17 Astronaut's Snapshot of Taurus-Littrow Valley

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