Here's what the Apollo astronauts were looking at 50 years ago.
In order to provide panoramic views of the Apollo moon landing sites, NASA stitched together individual images taken by its 12 moonwalkers (opens in new tab) to paint several gorgeous panoramas.
For the 50th Apollo anniversary, NASA imagery specialist Warren Harold put the pictures together while Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, the only geologist to touch down on the lunar surface, verified the resulting accuracy of the images, NASA officials said in a statement.
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