Faded Flags on the Moon
Faded Flags on the Moon: Earlier this week, we saw photos from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing that 5 of the 6 American flags put down by Apollo astronauts still stand. But what kind of shape are they in?
Thanks to the intense, unfiltered sunlight of the long lunar daylight hours (the sun is up for over 350 hours straight before it sets on the Moon!) those red, white and blue stripes may be bleached white:

For forty-odd years, the flags have been exposed to the full fury of the Moon…

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