LRV-3 lunar rover

LRV-3 lunar rover

The lunar rover for Apollo 17, called the LRV-3, sits in its final parking spot on the Mare Serenitatis, the Lunar Module in the background on December 13, 1972.

Part of an awesome collection of more recent images at The Big Picture taken from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and a few then-and-now comparisons of Apollo landing sites.

LRV-3 lunar rover

In the LRO photograph of the same spot (above), taken October 1st 2009, the Challenger lunar module descent stage is visible at center, surrounded by trails made by astronaut feet and the wheels of the lunar rover. The rover itself sits still, parked at center right (dark spot).

The view in the top photo is looking to the top left from right center.

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