posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 06:17 AM
reply to post by Arken
Well your dream isn't going to be answered by China's Chang'e 2, this is their detail of Apollo 17. So apparently you can continue your posting MO.
I'm sure this is low resolution, but in their words;
If there were airports and harbors on the moon, the Chang'e-1 could just identify them while Chang'e-2 could detect the planes or ships in them, said
Tong Qingxi, academician with the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The scientists also made some adjustments to the original data to more accurately reflect the topographic and geomorphologic features of the moon, the
SASTIND statement said.
Hmm, the scientists 'made adjustments'? Guess you just can't trust anybody to offer raw data huh.
Now if this is a preview of their 800 GB file, it would be of little use except for around the equator. It will be a nice map skin for 3D enthusiasts
though. This is a merge of only 746 separate images, so the quality would seem to leave a lot to be desired.
edit on 7-2-2012 by Illustronic because: (no reason given)