Tuesday, February 22, 2011

When the Moon Hits Your Eye...

Click to visit LROC moon viewer

Have you ever wanted to get a nice close-up view of the moon? Well then, you're in luck! The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Wide-Angle Camera was programmed to photograph 1300 separate images of the lunar surface during December 2010. The images were then compiled to produce a lunar mosaic that comes in at a jaw-dropping 24,000 X 24,000 pixels.

For more information, visit Discover Magazine's Bad Astronomy blog.

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