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Astronomical Research Center (A.R.C.)

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The Moon Just Got Bigger

Take a gander at this brand new image of the Moon from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is one of the largest and highest resolution images ever compiled of the near-side of the Moon.

The Astronomical Research Center (A.R.C) mentioned that for two weeks in mid-December 2010, LRO’s orbit allowed the spacecraft to remain looking straight down.

Gathering over 1,300 images during this time, LRO’s imaging run allowed the team to compile a monstrous 24,000 x 24,000 pixel mosaic from the Wide Angle Camera (WAC), with a resolution of approximately 145 meters per pixel. The detail is nothing short of spectacular.

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