First Look: Eagle at Tranquility Base

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Time(DOY:193) 2009-07-12T05:06:36
Center Longitude23.47315°
Center Latitude0.67415°
Resolution1.14 m/pixel
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Apollo 11, the epic first human lunar landing, touched down in the Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent over two hours exploring the lunar surface; the descent stage of their lunar module Eagle is visible waiting for return visitors. Uncalibrated LROC NAC image

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[NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University]