NASA has just released all-new pictures of the moon that clearly show footprints left by astronauts ” Alan Bean and Pete Conrad, the crew of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969,” and others. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading to watch the incredible journey of Apollo 12.

When the Sun is high above the horizon differences in surface brightness are enhanced, and when the Sun is low surface roughness is more obvious. Linear features are enhanced when they lie perpendicular to the direction to the Sun, and tend to disappear when parallel.

[via PopSciNASA]