Saturday, November 19, 2011

NASA Probe Beams Home Best Moon Map Ever

Date: 18 November 2011 Time: 07:00 AM ET
LRO Moon Map
This color-shaded relief view of the moon's far side, taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, is part of the highest-resolution near-global lunar topographic map ever created.
CREDIT: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/DLR/ASU
Scientists have stitched together the highest-resolution topographic map of the moon ever created, using observations made by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.
The new lunar map covers 98.2 percent of the moon and depicts the natural satellite's surface and features at a pixel scale of about 330 feet (100 meters). A global view of Earth's nearest neighbor at such high resolution had never existed before, scientists said.



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