Friday, November 18, 2011

High Resolution Moon Maps

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed it's mission of taking high resolution images of the moon, and now you can take advantage of them as well.  According to NASA over 69K worth of photos were geo-referenced and stitched together to create raster imagery with a cell size of 328 ft by 328 ft.  They note that the polar coverage is limited due to the lack of light the moon receives there and a different orbiter is mapping the poles using lasers.

You can get the imagery here: http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc

Happy Space

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