It would appear that everyone is focusing their attention on one of the most incredible space features at the moment, the Moon. And such a thing comes particularly in light of the momentous Chandrayaan-3 lunar south pole expedition that has been in the headlines over the past several weeks. However, a new mosaic image was created by combining the photographs taken by two distinct NASA cameras that are currently in orbit around the Moon. The result is an eerie-looking image of the lunar south pole. The best part is that the new spectacular composite photo will be included in the unique space edition of National Geographic Magazine, available now.
Continue reading down below and discover the Moon in a new light.
Thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which is an intricate network of cameras embedded in NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and ShadowCam, a NASA-funded instrument on the Korea Aerospace Research Institute’s Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), we can enjoy a fabulous and striking image of the Moon’s south pole region. Both of those instruments have been orbiting the Moon since 2009. Brilliant!
Here’s something genuinely incredible about the ShadowCam. According to a statement released by the agency, the equipment is, in fact, 200 times more sensitive to light than any of the lunar cameras that NASA has previously deployed. It’s really quite incredible!
Check out this never-before-seen, high-resolution mosaic photograph of the south pole of the Moon below:
[…] The surrounding areas were imaged by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. Portions of three of the 13 potential landing regions for astronauts during Artemis 3 can be seen in this image, which reads an excerpt of the official photo description per NASA and NatGeo.
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