NASA has just released high resolution photographs of the famous Apollo landing sites. The newest photos are so detailed that you can even see the tire tracks left by the lunar rover. The photographs were taken two weeks ago and show the landing sites for Apollo 12, 14 and 17. View the full post to compare this image to the low resolution version taken back in 2009.
The new low-altitude Narrow Angle Camera images sharpen our view of the moon’s surface… A great example is the sharpness of the rover tracks at the Apollo 17 site. In previous images the rover tracks were visible, but now they are sharp parallel lines on the surface. – Mark Robinson, Arizona State University researcher
Link: Apollo Sites