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Amazing pictures, Andrew. <br />When my father read Tintin's moon comic to me, there was a part where someone said the moon looked alien and barren. At the time I thought it looked cool and definitely not strange, but the landscape in these pictures really is something else <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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Boulders. Apollo 14. <br /><br />AS14-68-9448. <br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Boulder Formation. Apollo 14. <br /><br />AS14-68-9452. <br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Post deleted by 3488 <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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LM Antares under the Sun in Fra Mauro. Apollo 14. <br /><br />AS14-68-9487. <br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Thanks Nimbus.<br /><br />Just saw your very thoughtful post.<br /><br />The landscape of the Moon is just incredibly raw, savage, beautiful.<br />Just to think that these views may not have changed much since <br />before multicellular life began on Earth.<br /><br />Also that regolith contains much of the history of solar activity & perhaps clues to the <br />differing environment our Solar Sytem experiences as it orbits the Milky Way's <br />centre once every 225 Million Years.<br /><br />Perhaps not only solar particles, but maybe evidence of primeval nearby supernovae, <br />encounters with blue supergiants, etc????<br /><br />Just waiting for us to be able to read it!!!!!!!<br /><br />Absolutely awsome thoughts.<br /><br />The Moon is actually more fascinating than people take credit for.<br /><br />Lone Boulder in Fra Mauro. Apollo 14.<br /><br />AS14-68-9475. <br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Yes, it really is mind bendingly awesome (if you'll pardon my hyperbole <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> ).<br /><br />Isn't "solar system" the threshold to self-approving images? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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This image is the most inspirational of the bunch!!!<br /> Congrats on your promotion. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#993300"><span class="body"><font size="2" color="#3366ff"><div align="center">. </div><div align="center">Never roll in the mud with a pig. You'll both get dirty & the pig likes it.</div></font></span></font> </div>
 
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Some absolutely amazing photos of the moon.. Very nice. I can't wait till we get some new close ups.. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font size="2" color="#0000ff"><em>William ( deapfreeze ) Hooper</em></font></p><p><font size="1">http://deapfreeze-amateur-astronomy.tk/</font></p><p> </p> </div>
 
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Me too. Those are some nice pictures although you can tell they were taken quite some time ago, and I'd love to see some new pictures myself. It's interesting how it's taken so long to get back there that for people like me (now 27 years old), for all practical purposes we've never been there. Kind of like spending two hours in an airport and saying you've been to a country. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>----- </p><p>http://mithridates.blogspot.com</p> </div>
 
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3488, since you have been looking carefully through old Apollo photoes, i was wondering if the Apollo astronauts ever found a small meteorite on the lunar surfcae (such as the few small meteroites that have been found in Mars by the rovers)? Any photos of a meteorite on the Moon? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature" align="center"><em><font color="#0000ff">- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -</font></em> </div><div class="Discussion_UserSignature" align="center"><font color="#0000ff"><em>I really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function.</em></font> </div> </div>
 
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Thank you ALL very much for you kibnd & considerate responses to my postings.<br /><br />I will continue as there is much of interest that I am still finding more fantastic Apollo Moon images.<br /><br />Hi Boris1961,. Thanks for you comment. Yes an entire Solar System. <br />Definately going up in the Universe now. Which picture did you particularly like?<br /><br />Hi deapfreaze. Yes me too. I would live to see some new surface images from the Moon.<br />Many interesting & visually stunning places to visit yet.<br /><br />Hi mithridates. Yes, it was such a long time ago. I was only four months old when Apollo 11 <br />landed.<br />Yes these photographs do look a little dated, but having said that, they are still incredibly detailed <br />& much is still to be learned from them. Could not agree more, we have explored so little of our<br />giant natural planet sized satellite.<br /><br />Hi silylene. I have actually been looking for some obvious signs of meteorites, <br />seeing as the MERs have now found several on Mars.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Seeing as my efforts are being greeted with such positive & interesting replies,<br />I will continue.<br /><br />Rima Hadley Trophy Point.<br /><br />Apollo 15.<br /><br />Image: AS15-85-11400.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Apollo CM Endeavour seen from deprating LM Falcon.<br /><br />Apollo 15.<br /><br />Image: AS15-88-11966.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Earthrise.<br /><br />Apollo 15.<br /><br />Image: AS15-97-13267.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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West wall & boulders near floor of Hadley Rille.<br /><br />Apollo 15.<br /><br />Image: AS15-89-12034.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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West wall on elbow of Hadley Rille. Striations / Layering clearly visible in background<br />Mons Hadley Delta.<br /><br />Apollo 15.<br /><br />Image: AS15-89-12095.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Oblique orbital view from CM Endeavour of far side crater Tsiolkovskiy.<br /><br />Note the dark lava flooded floor & central mountains.<br /><br />Apollo 15.<br /><br />Image: AS15-94-12780.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Last one tonight.<br /><br />Good night everyone. See you tomorrow.<br /><br />South wall of Hadley Rille.<br /><br />Apollo 15.<br /><br />Image: AS15-89-12162.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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The photos have been truely amazing and I definately have no problem with you continuing to post them... <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font size="2" color="#0000ff"><em>William ( deapfreeze ) Hooper</em></font></p><p><font size="1">http://deapfreeze-amateur-astronomy.tk/</font></p><p> </p> </div>
 
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This is an extremely enjoyable and, for me, somehow moving thread; I've felt a real (or imagined!) sense of the Moon's lonely desolation and a hint of what it must have felt like to be there, so far from the safety of Earth. I was just 3 when Armstrong made his one small step, too young for me to remember. I wonder if I'll see another human land there before I die; I suspect not.<br /><br />Still, we *did* go. These are wonderful pics, and it's made a great thread <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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Cheers Jaxtraw.<br /><br />A quick one, but will be back later with more. I hope that we do see some more <br />people on the Moon before our time is up. We are both still quite young, so should do.<br /><br />Messier Craters Apollo 10.<br /><br />Image: AS10-30-4423.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Surveyor 3 Foot pad & sampler arm. Apollo 12. <br /><br />Surveyor 3 successfully landed on the Moon on: Wednesday 19th April 1967.<br /><br />Apollo 12 landed, very close by on: Wednesday 19th November 1969.<br /><br />So Surveyor 3 had been on the Moon for 2 years & 7 months or 31 months.<br /><br />This was a good opportunity to bring back a few pieces from Surveyor 3 to test back on<br />Earth, to see how materials, etc behave, long term in the Lunar environment.<br /><br />Where Surveyor 3 / Apollo 12 landed, near the Moon's equator, the maximum daytime <br />temperature rises to 117 Celsius, some 17 C above the boiling point of water at 1 Bar. <br /><br />At Dawn it is a bitterly cold Minus 167 Celsius.<br /><br />So Surveyor 3 had been subjected to 31 Lunar sunrises & sunsets.<br /><br />One strange thing to be discovered was that the camera foam contained <br />bacteria from an<br />assembly engineer prior to launch. It had become dormant, & despite huge <br />temperature swings in the Lunar vacuum, was bought back to life, back on Earth.<br /><br />The image below was one of a set to see how the landing pad prints survived, as<br />Surveyor 3 hopped a little on landing. they were still pristine. No shaking or Lunarquakes<br />has caused them to infill, etc.<br /><br />Image: AS12-48-7110. <br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Thank you very much shuttle_guy.<br /><br />Absolutely brilliant site. I've added it to my favourites. I will buy some of those<br />panoramas.<br /><br />Please keep up your good work at the Cape. Good to see Endeavour preparations <br />are going well.<br /><br />Below, LM Intrepid casts a long shadow, shortly after landing. Apollo 12.<br /><br />Image: AS12-48-7026.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Oceanus Procellerum in all its glory from the newly landed LM Intrepid. Apollo 12.<br /><br />Image: AS12-48-7032.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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