NASA's LRO takes pictures of Apollo 11 landing site

This is a fascinating story over at Popular Science. They have pictures taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) with enough resolution to show the Apollo 11 landing site, complete with traces of the astronaut’s footprints.

Each image has a resolution of roughly four feet per pixel, with the Apollo relics filling an area of about nine pixels. The long shadows from each Apollo lunar module stretch to almost 20 pixels.

This comes as part of NASA’s celebration of 40 years since man first stepped on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. We recently dug up 10 things you probably didn’t know about that momentous occasion.

Definitely worth a look!