NASA just released a 4K video tour of Earth’s moon that will make you drop your jaw.
NASA just released a 4K video tour of Earth’s moon that will make you drop your jaw. NASA just released a 4k video that will make you gasp. It shows the surface of the moon in close-up detail that has never been seen before. Even though the moon can be seen from Earth in a way that has never been done before.
What would you say about the video that we have? Well, it’s stunning. It holds my attention. It’s new and makes you feel good. It gives us a new way to look at the surface of the moon, and the high-definition video that comes out of it shows all the major landmarks on Earth’s satellite in stunning detail.
This beautiful 4K film, called “virtual tour of the moon,” was put together over the course of nine years by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
Ernie Wright of NASA’s Space Visualization Studio wrote in a blog post that the tour “visits a number of interesting places chosen to show a variety of lunar surface features.” Some are close to Earth and well known to astronomers, while others are best seen from a long way away.
Wright says that this video is an updated version of one that was first posted in 2011. Even though the camera’s path hasn’t changed, NASA has been able to show the moon in stunningly new ways thanks to the wealth of new information from seven years of lunar exploration.
So that you can enjoy the view and learn something new at the same time, the recently released 4k film shows a variety of the moon’s properties by blending colors that bring out important or interesting facts. One of the best parts of the video is an aerial view of Tycho Crater, a structure on the moon that is thought to be over 100 million years old.
When you think you’ve seen it all, something really interesting happens.
The video zooms in closer than ever before, shining a light on the mysterious 100-meter-wide crater at the top of Tycho Crater. The movie’s narrator says that no one knows where the bolder came from, which adds to the mystery.
Apollo 17 landed in Taurus-Littrow Valley, which is deeper than the Grand Canyon on Earth and can be seen from above along with Tycho crater. The Moon landing hoax has been shown to be a lie, so that’s it, right? In that case, I find myself wondering if the Taurus-Littrow Valley is more like the “Grand Canyon.”
Even so, the film shows a few overlays at the Apollo 17 landing site that show how the NASA astronauts traveled across the moon’s surface over three days in 1972. The undercarriage of the lunar lander and rover vehicle has not been touched in 46 years, so you can see them in all their glory.