May 24, 2014
Before & After
image by Peter Rosén, Stockholm, Sweden
After submitting the May 20 LPOD picture I made a little research about the area around the iconic real sole imprint left by Aldrin on the Moon's surface. We know that the Moon's surface is changing very slowly compared to the erosion on Earth for example. But in a small way, stepping on the Moon's surface changes it's surface structure forever. So I asked myself what did the pristine surface look like before Aldrin's step? I found a NASA web site showing several pictures of his progression so obviously some of them also show the untouched surface. I compared the pictures and adapted the perspective the best I could. For the first step I could only cover half of the boot print. The second step is further away towards the little bright stone.
Is this how Moon prints were made?
Yesterday's LPOD: A Dark Rock in Space
Tomorrow's LPOD: And the Winner Is