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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


Image: An Astronaut's Snapshot of the Moon

An Astronaut's Snapshot of the Moon

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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.

Object Name: Moon

Image Type: Astronomical

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


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