NASA Releases 4K Video Of The Moon Ending The Moon Landing Conspiracy


NASA has just released a 4K video tour of Earth’ moon and the footage will make your jaw drop. Even though Earth’s moon can be viewed in unprecedented detail from Earth, NASA has recently released a video filmed in 4k showing off the surface of the moon in unprecedented close-up detail, and the video will definitely take your breath away.


How can we describe the video footage? Well, it’s stunning. It’s mesmerizing. It’s Fresh. It offers an entirely new way of exploring the surface of the moon, and you can see all of the most important and prominent features of the Earth’s satellite in the stunning video footage.


The footage dubbed as “virtual tour of the moon” in breathtaking 4K has been collected by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft over a span of nine years.

“The tour visits a number of interesting sites chosen to illustrate a variety of lunar terrain features,” Ernie Wright of NASA’s Space Visualization Studio explained in a blog post. “Some are on the near side and are familiar to both professional and amateur observers on Earth, while others can only be seen clearly from space.”


Wright explains that this recently published video is, in fact, an updated version of another one released 7 years ago, in 2011. Despite the fact that the camera path may be the same, the data that has been gathered in 7 years has made it possible for NASA to create a far more incredible and detailed presentation of the moon.


The recently released 4k video displays a number of the moon’s features, combining colors that highlight important or noteworthy data to make sure you not only enjoy the view but learn something new. One of the most interesting parts of the video is when we have the chance to fly over the Tycho Crater, a lunar formation said to be around 100 million years old.

The most interesting part occurs when you think you’ve seen the best part. 


The video zooms in unprecedently, focusing on Tycho Crater’s mesmerizing central peak which features an enigmatic 100-meter-wide bolder at the summit, “the origins of which are still a mystery,” the video’s narrator says, adding to the suspense.


In addition to the Tycho crater, you can also fly above the Apollo 17 landing site at the Taurus-Littrow Valley, which as explained in the video, is deeper than the Grand Canyon on Earth. So, the end of the Moon landing conspiracy…right? I wonder, does that make the Taurus-Littrow Valley the ‘Grander Canyon’?

Anyway, while exploring the Apollo 17 landing site, the video offers a few overlays that show us the path NASA astronauts took as they spent three days on the surface of the moon in 1972. You can appreciate the bottom half of the mission’s lunar lander and rover vehicle, items that have remained untouched and undisturbed for the last 46 years.


This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4619 .

Comments

  1. Its a "boulder" not a "bolder"

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    1. Yes, and I thought than spelling was easier than sending a spaceship around the moon. Obviously I was wrong.

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    2. There is only one Hohmann Transfer solution for any given set of launch conditions, but language mutates like a bastard, and the "spellcheck gotchas" don't help.

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    3. And I thought "that" had a "t" at the end...

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  2. The mooxers will simply claim this is all CGI directed by Kubrick, produced by Disney, for NASA (paid for by the Illuminati and the Reptilians). --> Sent on my ReptoiPhone from our double super secret base on the dark side of the holographic Moon. Don't tell anybody.

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    1. Well, at least we would know how crazy they are, given that Kubrick has been dead for almost 20 years.

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  3. For those who don't want to watch the entire video, the landing site shows up around 3:35

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  4. Nasa used 'Pixar' to produce this imagery,no doubt....lol

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    1. Nah, If Pixar had dome it we would have seen Buzz Lightyear planting a flag on the surface.

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  5. Did he actually say 'Perpetual darkness' or 'Perpetual light'? seriously?
    sigh.... who wrote this stuff? Obviously not someone that can claim being an astronomer.

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    1. the lunar poles are paradoxical places that feature both permanently dark and permanently sunlit sites — depending on whether they're the bottom of a crater/trench or the peak of a mountain

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  6. Does your country suffer from people who think the Moon Landings were a Hoax? People who believe the Democratic Fallacy that their scientific ignorance is as valid as your scientific knowledge? The good people at Clavius Base have compiled debunking information arranged by topic!

    http://www.clavius.org

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  7. Oh, the geeks are at it again! Let's point out all the grammar and spelling errors because, "hey I'm smarter then everyone else!" because I'm a geek! Hope it makes you feel better about your social misfit selves.

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  8. So..how is it explained that humans could pass safely through the Van Allen radiation belt?

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    1. No body seems to care about issue 1, much less the other 500.

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