Friday, November 18, 2011

New Map Of The Moon

This high resolution image of the Moon was taken by NASA's Reconnaissance Orbiter science team. This new topographical map shows its surface shape and features. The image resolution features a pixel scale close to 328 feet.

Due to the limitations of previous missions, a global map of the moon’s topography at high resolution has not existed until now. With LRO's Wide Angle Camera and the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter instrument, scientists can now accurately portray the shape of the entire moon at high resolution.

Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/DLR/ASU


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