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Lunokhod 1's path as seen from LROC

Lunokhod 1's path as seen from LROC

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Albert Abdrakhimov; base image by NASA / GSFC / Arizona State University; original Lunokhod map by Peredvizhnaya et al.NASA / GSFC / ASU /

Lunokhod 1's path as seen from LROC
A portion of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photo M114185541RC, with a 1978 map of the Lunokod 1 traverse superimposed. The identification of Luna 17, Lunokhod 1, and the rover's tracks was made based on analysis of the Lunokhod navigation records and TV camera panoramas.

Here are a couple of zooms onto the lander and rover.

Luna 17 on the Moon

NASA / GSFC / ASU / Laboratory for Comparative Planetology

Luna 17 on the Moon
Luna 17 sits on the surface of the Moon as seen in a photo taken from orbit by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter on November 30, 2009. The approximate coordinates of the lander are 38.2473 N, 325.002 E. Resolution of the full-size image is 0.514 meters per pixel.
Lunokhod 1 on the Moon

NASA / GSFC / ASU / Laboratory for Comparative Planetology

Lunokhod 1 on the Moon
Lunokhod 1 sits on the Moon in this photo taken by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter on November 30, 2009. Lunokhod 1 is a bright spot with a prominent shadow cast by its open cap. Its approximate coordinates are 38.32507 N, 324.9949

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Original image data dated on or about November 30, 2009

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