3D Image of Apollo 11 Moon Landing Site

AdminCadet:  This small video published by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on July 18, 2014, is excellent.  This is a video of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Site as imaged by the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) currently orbiting the Moon.  Apollo 11 was the first NASA moon landing with humans, occurring 45 years ago on July 20, 1969.

As the NASA Goddard LRO Facebook Site states: “LROC imagery makes it possible to visit the landing site in a whole new way by flying around a three-dimensional model of the site. LROC scientists created the digital elevation model using a stereo pair of images. Each image in the pair shows the site from a slightly different angle, allowing sophisticated software to infer the shape of the terrain, similar to the way that left and right eye views are combined in the brain to produce the perception of depth…”

Further information on the LRO is available at http://www.lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov and at the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Facebook site.

Video Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center – Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter – July 18, 2014.


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