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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Photo: Highest resolution image of the moon ever

OK, you've seen lots of images of the big pizza pie in the sky. But this one is extraordinary. It's the one of the highest resolution images of the moon ever made. It's actually a mosaic of 1300 separate images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Wide-Angle Camera. The total size is an incredible 24,000 x 24,000 pixels. The images were taken over the course of two weeks in December 2010 by the LRO in a polar orbit around the Moon. Behold!


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