Saturday, August 22, 2009

"Finally, I write about Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera photos."

Sinuous rille winding its way across a much larger rille in the heart of the Aristarchus Plateau, From Full Image [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

Emily Lakdawalla, of The Planetary Society Blog, skips the temptation to "ooh and aah over the photos that LROC has shot of Apollo hardware," and takes a look forward to September 15, when NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will enter it's mission-phase orbit.

"I am so sorry it's taken me so long to sit down and write about some of the amazing images being returned from the Moon by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera or LROC is the sharpest camera ever sent to lunar orbit -- the only higher-resolution photos to have been returned from the Moon came from the spacecraft (and people!) that landed on it. There really isn't anything that compares to LROC except HiRISE at Mars."

Read her informative posting, HERE.

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