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New Apollo 17 Landing Photo Clearly Shows Lander, Flag

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It's blurrier than old MySpace snapshots, but it's there as expected. The Apollo Lunar Modules and the US flag left behind at the Apollo 17 landing site has been caught in a close-up image by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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The lander as well as the flag, or rather the remaining flag pole, seen in the image above are exactly where they should be based on this shot by the Ascent Module "right after Apollo 17 lifted off the Moon":

Illustration for article titled New Apollo 17 Landing Photo Clearly Shows Lander, Flag
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Going a step further, the location can be compared to more recent images of the landing site and everything still jibes up. So, can we now finally quiet down with the moon landing conspiracies and focus on figuring out how to colonize the tubes up there? Pretty please? [SESE via Discover]

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(Note: My comments never seem to show up and this one will probably be no different.)

Anyone who thinks that yet more proof of already known facts is somehow going to change the minds of folks who don't believe those facts is just as insane as the "moon landing is a hoax" conspiracy theorists.

Such is the wonderment and power of a grand conspiracy. It can never be proven or disproven because it is so big that literally everyone in the entire world could be in on it. You think one more picture is going to forever debunk it? Pffft. #apollo17flag