posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 10:01 AM
Access to the composite of 1,300 smaller photos is free online
The photograph, which has been made freely available on the Internet, is a composite of 1,300 smaller photos taken by the wide-angle
camera on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which is circling the Earth in a polar orbit.
If you are still labouring under the illusion it is made of cheese, this should set your mind to rest. Astronomers have created the sharpest
pictures yet of the moon which allow the armchair amateur to zoom in to incredible levels of detail. The giant photo lets you focus in on craters and
cracks on the surface as if they were right in front of you - even though they are 240,000 miles away. Viewers can also move along lunar mares and
crevices in a way that only experts or astronauts who visited the planet were able to do before.
In total it is 24,000 x 24,000 pixels in
size - by comparison a typical digital camera would capture an image of just 2,000 pixels wide by 1,500 pixels tall. The zoom function means that a
range of features on the moon which have been of interest to astronomers for years are clearly visible. They include the Mare Nubium, a large lunar
plain on the surface, or the Posidonius crater, which was caused by the impact of an asteroid millennia ago.
Link to the photo to zoom in on: wms.lroc.asu.edu...
Im telling you. the best and most closest yet-for the noobs at least. Go ahead try it out. Then we can discuss why I put this thread here in the
I joined ATS on the premises of discovering the truth about UFO/Aliens etc. I have seen both sides (or more) presented here on ATS with supporting
photos and videos etc.
Well, use this map and go look at those places where Alien buildings/crafts/houses/cities etc are suppose to be at. Tell us what you see. We'll
For the rest I will say, don't expect any reply.
Now, I have been looking at this for a bit and haven't found one smudge. Can you find one? Then maybe we can talk cover up of Alien life etc.
MODS. feel free to move to Space Exploration etc if need be. I was just hoping to stir UFO/Alien debate etc.
ENJOY this one,
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