Hubble's View of the Apollo 17 Landing Site

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stsci_STScI-PRC-2005-29-m October 19th, 2005

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

This image of the Taurus-Littrow valley shows the Apollo 17 landing site (the "+" symbol in the image). This region marks the last time - December 1972 - that humans walked and drove on the Moon's surface. Astronomers are using the Apollo 17 images (and those of the Apollo 15 site) as "ground-truth" in an effort to discriminate lunar materials enriched in ilmenite, a titanium-bearing oxide of potential value as a resource in human exploration of the Moon. Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys took the image on Aug. 16, 2005.

Image Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/29/image/m

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STScI-PRC-2005-29-m
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NASA, ESA, and J. Garvin (NASA/GSFC)
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Planetary
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Good
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STScI
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Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
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http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/29
Metadata Date
2015-06-26
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1.2
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