Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Enhanced Radar of Lunar South Pole

Media Briefing - Goldstone Radar Images Released - Topography and elevation revealed
libration (800k Quicktime mov)

Denver NASA has obtained the highest resolution terrain mapping to date of the moon’s rugged south polar region. Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., generated the imagery using data collected with the facility's Goldstone Solar System Radar.

Panelists for the Feb. 27 media briefing were: --Doug Cooke, deputy associate administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington; --Scott Hensley, principal investigator, Lunar Image Team, JPL; --Kelly Snook, lunar program scientist, NASA Ames; --Eric De Jong, principal investigator, Solar System Visualization Project, JPL

› Play animation (Quicktime - 1.6Mb) Lunar Illumination Movie
› Play animation (Quicktime - 739Kb) South Pole Flyover Animation

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