Click to enlargeLRO Topographic Farside of the Moon Photo

Buy this LRO Topographic Farside of the Moon Photo. High quality Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter picture, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photograph LRO463876. Wide variety of sizes. Click to see selection as Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) - November 18, 2011

The science team that oversees the imaging system on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released the highest resolution near-global topographic map of the moon ever created. The new topographic map, from Arizona State University in Tempe, shows the surface shape and features over nearly the entire moon with a pixel scale close to 100 meters (328 feet). A single measure of elevation (one pixel) is about the size of two football fields placed side-by-side. This view is centered on the lunar farside, the side not seen from Earth.

Image Addition Date: November 16, 2011
Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/DLR/ASU


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