Previous  Next
Apollo 17
Photomicrograph of sphere and fragments in "orange" soil from Apollo 17

A photomicrograph of spheres and fragments in the "orange" soil which was brought back from the Taurus-Littrow landing site by the Apollo 17 crewmen. The sample in this picture, magnified 31.5 times, shows particiles in the 150-250 micron size range (fine sand). Finer particles, similar in size to particles making up silt, are more distinctly orange in color.

Catalog Date: 04 January 1973
Film Type: 4x5
NASA image: S73-15083

Please support this web site:
Cafe Press Apollo Explorer Store Apollo Explorer Bookstore Make a donation