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ToSeek
2007-Feb-14, 07:32 PM
A blast from the past: Panoramas from the early history of lunar exploration (http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00000856/)


I've just posted a set of the Lunar Surveyor panoramas to the lunar missions page (http://www.planetary.org/explore/topics/the_moon/missions.html). The Surveyor series of landers were the first from the United States to land safely on the Moon, between 1966 and 1968. They were designed to determine whether the lunar surface was safe for future manned landings.

http://www.planetary.org/image/stooke_pan_lunar_surveyor_7_lg.jpg

Larry Jacks
2007-Feb-14, 10:27 PM
<CTMode>That's obviously fake! Everyone knows that anything that lands on the moon will sink into the dust!</CTMode>

Good stuff. Thanks.

PhantomWolf
2007-Feb-15, 01:33 AM
Well being the Apollo nut I am I was instanting think PROOF!!!!

Looking at the Survery 3 panarama (http://www.planetary.org/image/stooke_pan_lunar_surveyor_3.jpg) we can spot a cluster of rocks up in the right hand corner, this would be between the future landing site for Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3. By then going to the Apollo 12 images and looking I was able to locate AS12-48-7100 (http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a12/AS12-48-7100.jpg) and guess what, there are the same group of rocks.

novaderrik
2007-Feb-15, 06:04 AM
..which proves that they used the same set to make the fake images from the "moon"..