171124期:休提陨石坑与阿波罗17号

休提陨石坑与阿波罗17号

1972年12月,阿波罗17号上的飞行员Eugene Cernan和Harrison Schmitt在月球的Taurus-Littrow峡谷内停留了大约75个小时,此时他们的同伴Ronald Evans则在上空飞行。

Cernan拍下这张清晰的照片时,他与Schmitt正在谷底漫步。照片左边可以看到地质学家Schmitt和月球车正在休提陨石坑的边缘,在这附近他找寻到了橘色的月球土壤。最终,阿波罗17号的成员们带回了远多于其他登月点的110公斤月球岩石和土壤样本。

直到45年后的今天,Cernan和Schmitt仍是最后一批在月球漫步的人类。

译:银河说翻译组 晋小猴

 

Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater
Image Credit: Apollo 17 Crew, NASA
Explanation: In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus-Littrow valley, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead. This sharp image was taken by Cernan as he and Schmitt roamed the valley floor. The image shows Schmitt on the left with the lunar rover at the edge of Shorty Crater, near the spot where geologist Schmitt discovered orange lunar soil. The Apollo 17 crew returned with 110 kilograms of rock and soil samples, more than was returned from any of the other lunar landing sites. Forty five years later, Cernan and Schmitt are still the last to walk on the Moon.

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