Monday, March 7, 2011

The Moon, Shown Actual Size (Almost)

Here is a picture of the moon unlike any you've ever seen.  It's 576 mega pixels (24000x24000 pixels).  The resolution is so fine, that you can see the foot prints of astronauts worn into the lunar soil from past landings.  It ends up being about 2ft/pixel.  If you want the whole thing, free up 549MB of space on your hard drive and click here. Smaller version of the image after the break.

Source: Sky and Telescope

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