Awesome Moon Photo

Remember how I mentioned the other day that NASA and ASU are in the process of digitizing all the old Apollo photos? Well, apparently there’s an effort to restore the lunar images from other early missions too! Check this bad boy out. This is an oblique view of Copernicus crater, taken in 1966 by Lunar Orbiter 1. This image drives home the point that the moon is really a world, with mountains and craters and all sorts of exciting things to explore! NASA needs to spread the word with photos like this to help build up some more support for the return to the moon!


(Source: LA Times)

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3 Comments on “Awesome Moon Photo”

  1. Keith Cowing Says:

    The website for the Lunar Orbiter Imager Recovery Project which is recovering these images is

  2. Ryan Says:

    Thanks for the link, Keith! I added it to the post and changed the wording a bit.

  3. This one of the rare picture I ever see! Thanks Keith for the link!

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