Image: Orion seen from the Rover

Nov 09, 2011
Image Credit: NASA and Chares M. Duke Jr.

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 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.

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yyz
3.3 / 5 (3) Nov 09, 2011
Must be faked. There are no visible stars in the lunar sky!

j/k
Kingsix
5 / 5 (1) Nov 09, 2011
Heh yeah.
Btw would I be correct to assume that there are no stars visible because of the poor camera technology of the time and the brightness of the lunar surface obscuring them from view? Much like why we cannot see most stars during the day?