Lunar Surface During Apollo 17
May 9, 2003
A view of the area at Station 4 (Shorty Crater) showing the now highly-publicized orange soil which the Apollo 17 crewmen found on the Moon during the second Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA-2) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The tripod-like object is the gnomon and photometric chart assembly which is used as a photographic reference to establish local vertical Sun angle, scale and lunar color. The Gnomon is one of the Apollo lunar geology hand tools.
Topics: Apollo program, Space exploration, Moon, lunar geology hand tools, Littrow, Gnomon, Osiris, Extra-vehicular activity, Apollo 17, Geology of the Moon, Planetary science, Exploration of the Moon