Lunar landings, 25 km away

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (which is on a mission to, amongst other things, map the moon’s surface as a precursor to future manned missions) was recently moved into a orbit of 25 km above the moon’s surface.  One of the things that the orbiter did while in that orbit was to take the following image of the Apollo 17 landing site:

Apollo 17 landing site

More information (and more images) are over at the NASA press release here.

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