Friday, August 7, 2009

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Narrow Angle Camera: LROC NAC

Hummocks and Boulders and Craters: Tsiolkovskiy Eject Field


Andrew Barton said...

A beautiful video! Keep em coming

Joel Raupe said...

We probably should help Arizona State promote their HDTV scans of these images, even though they are posting them on YouTube. Not enough people are seeing them.

When you think about the resolution of the Narrow Angle Camera, LRO's NAC, not yet at its best, at 0.81 meters per pixel, nothing like this has been seen since the Apollo surface landings. They exceed by orders of magnitude the admittedly outstanding Apollo mapping cameras, which may have imaged only 5 percent of the lunar surface from a much higher orbit during Apollos 15, 16 & 17.

All of which is just an attempt to verbalize what might better be summed up with awed silence, a whistle, or just "Wow!"

We will work in it, thanks, Andrew.