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  • Chelsea Carson

    In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt near the Taurus-Littrow valley, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead. The image shows Schmitt with the lunar rover at the edge of Shorty Crater, where 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 years later, Cernan and Schmitt are still the last to walk on the Moon.

  • Tracy Cassidy

    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. NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: August 2, 2015

  • Ian Wilson

    Nasa released the image via its Astronomy Picture of the Day website - 40 years after the astronauts harvested 100 kilos of moon rock, by far the biggest haul of any mission

  • John Banks

    Fantastic moon photo

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