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Mapping the "Apollo Zone"

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Mapping the "Apollo Zone"

Post  Admin on Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:32 am




Powerful Pixels: Mapping the "Apollo Zone"


Mosaic of the near side of the moon as taken by the Clementine star trackers. (3-15-1994. Credit: NASA)
Link - http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/612664main_main_moonimg_01_full.jpg


For NASA researchers, pixels are much more – they are precious data that help us understand where we came from, where we've been, and where we're going.

At NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., computer scientists have made a giant leap forward to pull as much information from imperfect static images as possible. With their advancement in image processing algorithms, the legacy data from the Apollo Metric Camera onboard Apollo 15, 16 and 17 can be transformed into an informative and immersive 3D mosaic map of a large and scientifically interesting part of the moon.

Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/apollo-zone-map.html




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