View Full Version : Apollo Landing Sites Pose a Threat to LRO Instrument

2009-Jul-23, 11:00 PM
The recent images released by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of the Apollo landing sites are truly remarkable. But there is one instrument on board LRO that must avoid studying some of the the Apollo sites as well as other places where humans have placed spacecraft on the the lunar surface. The Lunar [...]

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2009-Jul-23, 11:13 PM
Oh boy,I can just hear them now(CT's),see i told ya.

AGN Fuel
2009-Jul-23, 11:36 PM
I had actually wondered about this point.

They must be concerned about Lunakhod 1. I know they are unsure whether its reflector deployed correctly, but if it did, and as its location is not precisely known...

It could be a little like mowing your back garden when you know that there could be an old WW2 land mine buried in there somewhere... :shifty:

(I loved this quote btw...)

As Mitchell wrote, "While conspiracy nuts debate the reality of the Apollo landings, scientists must deal with some practical consequences of what astronauts put on the Moon."