Recent pictures taken by a NASA orbiting camera has revealed to the world the clearest evidence yet that man went to the moon 40 years ago.

Arizona State University professor Mark Robinson, the lead scientist on the orbiter camera, called the new images spectacular in a NASA news briefing Tuesday.

The two-year-old Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided NASA with the sharpest images seen of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites. It also includes the picture of an impression of the boot tracks of the last U.S. astronaut, left behind in 1972 along with the equipment left over from the Apollo 14 and 17 missions.

These images remind us of our fantastic Apollo history and beckon us to continue to move forward in exploration of our solar system, Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division, told The Daily Telegraph.

The LRO has taken many pictures of the moon's surface in the last two years. But what helped scientists get these latest higher resolution images is the fact that they had made an adjustment to its orbit in August. They lowered the orbit and brought it down from 31 to 13 miles from the moon's surface, and let the LRO remain there for four weeks.

The Arizona Republic reports that scientists were looking for evidence of the American flags planted by astronauts on the moon's surface, but they could not see any. Robinson said that could be because the nylon flags were battered by the moon's extreme temperatures and ultraviolet radiation.

Well, this should prove helpful to those who still believe that man never went to the moon, and that the whole Apollo mission was hoax. Check out the pictures below released by NASA.