November 8th, 2011
01:23 PM ET

Orion seen from the Rover

"The Apollo 16 Lunar Module "Orion" is photographed from a distance by astronaut Chares M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot, aboard the moving Lunar Roving Vehicle. Astronauts Duke and Commander John W. Young, were returing from the third Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA-2). The RCA color television camera mounted on the LRV is in the foreground. A portion of the LRV's high-gain antenna is at top left."

Source: NASA

Filed under: Light up the screen
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. neptonomist sentry

    I heard that the Russians actually blew up the moon in 1954 and the US put a fake one up there in order to hide how awesome communism really is.

    December 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
    • FauxNewz

      Too funny, I need you as a reporter.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  2. lostisland

    Thank the godz that myth busters debunked the apollo naysayer's – at least we can rest assured we actually did go to the moon.

    December 6, 2011 at 1:07 am |
  3. Nicholas

    What's with the middle of the photograph...a litle bit left and up, where the cable goes up the pole? And the hill behind it? That sure doesn't look like dust tossed up to me. Looks bshoddily blured and clone brushed.

    December 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
    • Tom

      That's space dust, silly.

      December 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • Gus

      It's all the moon wind blowing dust into the lunar atmosphere. Simple!

      December 7, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  4. Emily Pearson

    If you blow the photo up large enough to see the pixels in the lander and the rocks it appears that the rover was overlaid from a different photograph. Interesting.

    November 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
    • Emily Pearson

      But only on the CNN version. Some artifact of the JPEG conversion? The NASA original doesn't have the effect.

      November 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
    • Mark C

      Get psychiatric help.

      December 6, 2011 at 1:47 am |
  5. The Atlanteans

    Neato like the Frito Bandito!

    November 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm |

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