Source: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
Published: May 30, 2019
Historical Date: March 23, 2018

This visualization of site of the 1972 Apollo 17 Moon landing in the Moon's the Taurus-Littrow valley uses multiple Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter datasets to zoom into the valley and illustrate the paths taken by the astronauts during their three days of exploration at the site.

The imagery was chosen to approximately match the lighting conditions at the time of the landing. Color-coded trails with numbered stops (called stations in astronaut lingo) show where Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt drove their lunar rover — orange on day 1, blue on day 2, and green on day 3.

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