I guess NASA has the last laugh now thanks to newly released, highly detailed satellite images of the surface of the moon. We have the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter equipped with a self same named camera to thank for this.

The low orbiting satellite has captured high resolution images of the Lunar Modules’ descent stage, tracks from the Lunar Rover, as well as a bunch of other goodies.

Why pictures like these weren’t available to hush naysayers before, nobody knows. But now they have no excuse to dismiss the fact that man has walked on the moon (unless the images were photoshopped, but no one has cried foul concerning the EXIF data.)

To check out more images of the moon, check out the Gizmodo link below.