European satellite SMART-1 located on the lunar orbit photographing landing sites of American and Soviet apparatus. These pictures should convince skeptics who continue to argue that people have never landed on the moon.
SMART-1 has already photographed the landing sites 11, 16 and 17 manned missions of Apollo, as well as the place of landing vehicles "Luna-16" and "Luna-20". Now he determines where the other.
Why the same purpose can not be used space telescope Hubble? It is possible — he photographed the moon in 1999. However, in these pictures make out anything on the lunar surface, scientists have not been able to since landing sites appear as points.
A unit of the European Space Agency (ESA), maneuvering through its ion engine can take high quality pictures with a height of 1 to 5,000 kilometers.
None of the images have been published so far.
News.Battery.Ru — Accumulator News, 07.03.2005 12:21