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Apollo 17
View of the orange soil which Apollo 17 crewmen found at Station 4 during EVA

A view of the area at Station 4 (Shorty Crater) showing the now highly-publicized orange soil which the Apollo 17 crewmen found on the Moon during the second Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA-2) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The tripod-like object is the gnomon and photometric chart assembly which is used as a photographic reference to establish local vertical Sun angle, scale and lunar color. The Gnomon is one of the Apollo lunar geology hand tools.

Catalog Date: 12 December 1972
Film Type: 70mm
NASA image: AS17-137-20990

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