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Crush
03-07-2011, 10:19 AM
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/116932598.html

Ever since NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html) began circling the Moon at low altitude in mid-2009, planetary scientists and the public have marveled at the incredible trove of observations it's been beaming back to Earth. Most often in the spotlight are the jaw-dropping closeups of Apollo landing sites (http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/newsblog/70099067.html) by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). It can resolve the surface at 2 feet (0.5 m) per pixel good enough to reveal even the paths worn in the lunar soil by the astronauts' boots.

The work of LROC's wide-angle camera, which provides surface context for those incredible narrow-angle shots, has largely gone unheralded until now. This past week the team released a new mosaic of the Moon's near side taken entirely with wide-angle frames. Acquired during a two-week period in December, the 1,300 black-and-white frames create a full-disk mosaic measuring 24,000 pixels across. Gulp!

Detoxing
03-07-2011, 10:20 AM
Uhm....so can i use it as my wallpaper?

mikey23545
03-07-2011, 10:54 AM
Some of the pinheads who think we never landed on the moon can take a look at some of the other links where they show pictures of the Apollo landing sites as well. They're pretty cool pics, you can see everything from the Lunar Module descent stages to their lunar buggy tracks.

Donger
03-07-2011, 10:56 AM
Some of the pinheads who think we never landed on the moon can take a look at some of the other links where they show pictures of the Apollo landing sites as well. They're pretty cool pics, you can see everything from the Lunar Module descent stages to their lunar buggy tracks.

Clearly photoshopped.

Over-Head
03-07-2011, 10:58 AM
Some of the pinheads who think we never landed on the moon can take a look at some of the other links where they show pictures of the Apollo landing sites as well. They're pretty cool pics, you can see everything from the Lunar Module descent stages to their lunar buggy tracks.
Theres nothing left up on the moon, Andy Griffith already brought it all back :shake:
http://www.ovguide.com/tv_episode/sa...lvage-1-185956 (http://www.ovguide.com/tv_episode/salvage-1-season-1-episode-1-salvage-1-185956)#

Otter
03-07-2011, 11:09 AM
Some of the pinheads who think we never landed on the moon can take a look at some of the other links where they show pictures of the Apollo landing sites as well. They're pretty cool pics, you can see everything from the Lunar Module descent stages to their lunar buggy tracks.

Ask them how they explain the retro-reflectors that we can bounce laser beams off. That's usually a pretty interesting plunge into delusion.

Mr. Laz
03-07-2011, 11:19 AM
Some of the pinheads who think we never landed on the moon can take a look at some of the other links where they show pictures of the Apollo landing sites as well. They're pretty cool pics, you can see everything from the Lunar Module descent stages to their lunar buggy tracks.same pinheads that think Obama wasn't born in the U.S.?

Fish
03-07-2011, 11:25 AM
Detailed enough that I can see Ignignokt and Err flipping us off....

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2531/mooniniteswallpaperbybi.jpg

Count Alex's Wins
03-07-2011, 12:25 PM
It's been edited most likely, so you can't see the glass structures.

HoneyBadger
03-07-2011, 12:43 PM
Uhm....so can i use it as my wallpaper?

That's actually a good idea.

38yrsfan
03-07-2011, 01:03 PM
Now we should finally be able to see the word KRAFT stamped somewhere.