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Half GB worth of pictures? (1)

Shikaku (1129753) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369566)

Slashdotted in 3, 2, 1....

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (1)

DanTheStone (1212500) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369612)

It's actually a single, gigantic .tif file.

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35369788)

1-pi/4 of it is black, I feel cheated!

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (1)

some_guy_88 (1306769) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369980)

In that case, tif should have done a good job compressing it so most of the half gig should be on the rest.

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (0, Offtopic)

C_amiga_fan (1960858) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370144)

>>>It's actually a single, gigantic .tif file.

Looks like one giant Gray glob on dialup.... Oh wait - forgot to turn off the IMG compression.

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370182)

If ever there was a perfect time for the -1 Overrated mod, this is it. Not offtopic enough to be offtopic, but good god, why on earth would anyone care? Why would you even post that? It's like that one guy who doesn't have a TV. You're still in the stone age. We get it. We don't care.

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (0)

commodore6502 (1981532) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370286)

>>>a perfect time for the -1 Overrated mod

It was a JOKE anon.coward. "24,000 pixels x 24,000 pixels and it still looks a giant gray blob on dialup." Jeez

Thanks for the -1 "lacking a funny bone" mod Mr. AC. One of these days I'll discover your read UserID and -1 all your posts, as you do to me day-after-day-after-day.

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (-1, Flamebait)

theaveng (1243528) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370306)

If it were up to me ALL your posts would get an automatic (-1) score to make yourt stupid ignorant father fucking posts invisible& censored!! You worthless piece of cmmmodore-beating off shit.

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35371162)

You are another commodore sock, trolling yourself in a sad, failed attempt to garner sympathy for the parent account.

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35372026)

I don't get it, you used to be very sympathetic towards C64_love. What happened?

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370382)

ha ha... oh wait, nobody's laughing.

oh hey i accidentally on purpose forgot to toggle the 0x20 capitalization bit in my message, aren't i funny.

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35372342)

One of these days I'll discover your read UserID and -1 all your posts, as you do to me day-after-day-after-day.

As I have stated many, many times before, I do not actually enjoy modding you down. But you leave me no alternative. You are doing more harm than good towards our mutual views.

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (1)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369726)

Mirror here: moon [nocookie.net]

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (0)

xMrFishx (1956084) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369750)

That's no moon...

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35369814)

It's Edward James Olmos's face.

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35373268)

I'm going to need the picture of Olmos's ass back...

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370056)

It's yo mama.

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (1)

Technician (215283) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370536)

They have a good server. I just finished the download in about 15 minutes. All I can say is wow!

Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (1)

Technician (215283) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370556)

Someone has a stretch of the number 1/2 gig.. Here is the size of the TIFF..
155.5 MB (163085739 bytes)

That's no moon... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35369712)

Wait... it is a moon.

Resolution (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369718)

It can resolve the surface at 2 feet (0.5 m) per pixel — good enough to reveal even the paths worn in the lunar soil by the astronauts' boots.

Holy crap.

Re:Resolution (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35369864)

It can resolve the surface at 2 feet (0.5 m) per pixel — good enough to reveal even the paths worn in the lunar soil by the astronauts' boots.

Holy crap.

I agree. Those are some HUGE boots.

Re:Resolution (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35369934)

They were not exactly 'walking' more jump shuffle...

Re:Resolution (1)

SimonTS (1984074) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369902)

2 feet per pixel? Is that 2 left feet, 2 right feet or one of each? I guess it would depend on whether the astronauts were taking giant steps or jumping at the time.

Re:Resolution (5, Informative)

Zcar (756484) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370094)

Not this image.

This is a mosaic from the LROC's wide angle camera. A rough, back-of-the-envelope calculate dividing the diameter of the moon by 24000 pixels suggests a spatial resolution around 140m.

The 0.5m resolution is from the main camera. A 0.5m mosaic of the entire Earth-facing side of the moon would be on the order of 7000000x7000000 not 24000x24000.

Re:Resolution (1)

Draconis183 (1871664) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370270)

Obviously those are shopped in there. We all know we never really went to the moon. Ever. :)

Re:Resolution (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35374290)

No they weren't shopped. Its all rendered. :P

Re:Resolution (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370298)

Uh. Those are either some awfully small feet or awfully big metres.

Re:Resolution (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370624)

Well, by the math they're using in that article, one meter is equal to four feet which is pretty inaccurate ( 1 meter actually is about 3.3 feet).

Re:Resolution (1)

arth1 (260657) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370782)

Neil Armstrong must have had some pretty big feet!

(Never mind, as someone else pointed out, it's incorrect. 24000 pixels doesn't give that kind of resolution)

Flag or Rover (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35369728)

Let me guess... no sign of the Flag or the Lunar Rover... I wonder why.....

Re:Flag or Rover (1)

xmgarcia (1742086) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369858)

Let's wait for the superzoomers to answer that... but I would say it was really unlucky if there isn't any...

Anyone know the location of the moon landings? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35369752)

It should be high rez enough to see the leftover junk from the manned landings. If this doesn't shut the moon landing conspiracists up, nothing will.

Re:Anyone know the location of the moon landings? (1)

olsmeister (1488789) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369834)

Why is that? Because photos can't be doctored? Seriously, anyone that believes that the moon landings were a hoax will continue to come up with conspiracy theories and claim falsified evidence. There really is no way to argue with or convince them short of flying them up there for a personal look-see, and of course that would never happen. It's not even worth wasting time on them.

Re:Anyone know the location of the moon landings? (1)

0123456 (636235) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369928)

There really is no way to argue with or convince them short of flying them up there for a personal look-see, and of course that would never happen.

Why would that convince them? They'll claim that you flew them to the Arizona desert and are just pretending it's the moon.

Re:Anyone know the location of the moon landings? (1)

Marc_Hawke (130338) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369996)

Open the window.

Re:Anyone know the location of the moon landings? (1)

gknoy (899301) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370622)

One would imagine that the gravity differences would make it clear, too, but they're also welcome to keep walking until they find the walls.

Re:Anyone know the location of the moon landings? (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370092)

It should be high rez enough to see the leftover junk from the manned landings. If this doesn't shut the moon landing conspiracists up, nothing will.

I appreciate your optimism, but these guys got the backing of a self-proclaimed photographer who doesn't understand how bounce cards work to offer his testimonial. I don't think that group is going anywhere no matter what is found.

Re:Anyone know the location of the moon landings? (1)

nido (102070) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370126)

If this doesn't shut the moon landing conspiracists up, nothing will.

All the interesting stuff is on the far side of the moon. Wonder when they'll release those high-resolution photos...

Re:Anyone know the location of the moon landings? (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370252)

They are not going to show you the masonic lodge and the giant space communications array that the aliens built in 1207. Just give it up. You will have to join and become a master mason in order to even see the photos of it, and become worshipful master before you can go there.

Now I need to go kill myself as I have revealed far too much. My brothers will be here shortly to torch the house... hopefully they torch the right one this time.

Re:Anyone know the location of the moon landings? (3, Informative)

mbone (558574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370316)

All the interesting stuff is on the far side of the moon. Wonder when they'll release those high-resolution photos...

Like this one [asu.edu] ?

They are all available - I would suggest you start by browsing the gallery [asu.edu].

WARNING : FLASH SITE (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35371110)

why don't you just link right to goatse?!

Re:WARNING : FLASH SITE (0)

mbone (558574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35371650)

Uh, because official Arizona State University sites paid for by NASA are not prime goatse territory ?

Why black and white? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35369790)

According to the NASA article,

the WAC maps nearly the whole Moon every month, in 7 wavelengths

Why do they give us only one?

we should have a massacre magnifying glass (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35369802)

if we could SEE what's happening (instead of pretending it's on tv), we would understand the babys concerns for US. they maintain DEWEAPONIZATION is our only alternative. the 'grownups'' 'alternatives' (see glowlbull warmongering (word(s)) are not acceptable. we're thinking the bips are going to address that soon as their organization/communication skills develop rapidly due to the crisis mode that their digs are in. remember; demands cannot be made/met. intentions are unstoppable. see you there?

"alternatives'??

  The Georgia Guidestones, a massive granite edifice planted in the Georgia countryside, contains a list of ten new commandments for Earthâ€s citizens. The first commandment, and the one which concerns this article, simply states; Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.â€

Robert Walker, former chair of PepsiCo and Proctor & Gamble on water:

Water is a gift of nature. Its delivery is not. It must be priced to insure it is used sustainably.

Mikhail Gorbachev:

We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there arenâ€t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.â€

Jacques Cousteau UNESCO Courier 1991:

In order to save the planet it would be necessary to kill 350,000 people per day.

Jacques Cousteau, Population: Opposing Viewpoints:

If we want our precarious endeavor to succeed, we must convince all human beings to participate in our adventure, and we must urgently find solutions to curb the population explosion that has a direct influence on the impoverishment of the less-favoured communities. Otherwise, generalized resentment will beget hatred, and the ugliest genocide imaginable, involving billions of people, will become unavoidable.

Uncontrolled population growth and poverty must not be fought from inside, from Europe, from North America, or any nation or group of nations; it must be attacked from the outside & by international agencies helped in the formidable job by competent and totally non-governmental organizations.

David Rockefeller: Memoirs 2002 Founder of the CFR:

We wield over American political and economical institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as â€internationalists†and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political structure, one world, if you will. If thatâ€s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
David Rockefeller, Co-founder of the Trilateral Commission:

We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine & other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promise of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plans for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. Thomas Ferguson, the Latin American Case Officer for the State Departmentâ€s Office of Population Affairs (OPA) (now the US State Dept. Office of Population Affairs, est. by Henry Kissinger in 1975): There is a single theme behind all our work -we must reduce population levels, said Thomas Ferguson, the Latin American case officer for the State Departmentâ€s Office of Population Affairs (OPA). Either they [governments] do it our way, through nice clean methods or they will get the kind of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran, or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it. The professionals, said Ferguson, arenâ€t interested in lowering population for humanitarian reasons. That sounds nice. We look at resources and environmental constraints. We look at our strategic needs, and we say that this country must lower its population -or else we will have trouble.

So steps are taken. El Salvador is an example where our failure to lower population by simple means has created the basis for a national security crisis. The government of El Salvador failed to use our programs to lower their population. Now they get a civil war because of it…. There will be dislocation and food shortages. They still have too many people there. (1981)

Aldous Huxley, Lecture named Population Explosion 1959:

…Let us ask ourselves what the practical alternatives are as we confront this problem of population growth. One alternative is to do nothing in particular about it and just let things go on as they are…The question is: Are we going to restore the balance in the natural way, which is a brutal and entirely anti-human way, or are we going to restore it in some intelligent, rational, and humane way…Try to increase production as much as possible and at the same time try to re-establish the balance between the birth rate by means less gruesome than those which are used by nature & by intelligent and human methods?…There are colossal difficulties in the way of implementing any large-scale policy of limitation of population; whereas death control is extremely easy under modern circumstances, birth control is extremely difficult. The reason is very simple: death control & the control, for example, of infectious diseases & can be accomplished by a handful of experts and quite a small labour force of unskilled persons and requires a very small capital expenditure.

Barry Commoner, Making Peace with the Planet:

There have been â€triage†proposals that would condemn whole nations to death through some species of global â€benign neglectâ€. There have been schemes for coercing people to curtail their fertility, by physical and legal means that are ominously left unspecified. Now we are told that we must curtail rather than extend our efforts to feed the hungry peoples of the world. Where will it end? Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, April 28, 1997, Testimony before Congressional Committee: There are some reports, for example, that some countries have been trying to construct something like an Ebola Virus, and that would be a very dangerous phenomenon, to say the least. Alvin Toeffler has written about this in terms of some scientists in their laboratories trying to devise certain types of pathogens that would be ethnic specific so that they could just eliminate certain ethnic groups and races; and others are designing some sort of engineering, some sort of insects that can destroy specific crops. Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations. Itâ€s real, and thatâ€s the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and thatâ€s why this is so important.

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, April 28, 1997; Testimony before Congressional Committee:

And advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.

Sir Julian Huxley, UNESCO: its Purpose and its Philosophy:

Political unification in some sort of world government will be required… Even though… any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that now is unthinkable may at least become thinkable. In the early 1950â€s, former Communist Joseph Z. Kornfeder expressed the opinion that UNESCO was comparable to a Communist Party agitation and propaganda department. He stated that such a party apparatus â€handles the strategy and method of getting at the public mind, young and old.†Huxley would lard the agency with a motley collection of Communists and fellow travelers.

President Richard Nixon believed abortion was necessary as a form of eugenics to prevent interracial breeding

Theodore Roosevelt to Charles B. Davenport, January 3, 1913, Charles B. Davenport Papers, Department of Genetics, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.:

I wish very much that the wrong people could be prevented entirely from breeding; and when the evil nature of these people is sufficiently flagrant, this should be done. Criminals should be sterilized and feebleminded persons forbidden to leave offspring behind them…The emphasis should be laid on getting desirable people to breed…

Ted Turner makes the radical statement that, A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal,

Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood, funded by the Rockefellers) said in her proposed The American Baby Code, intended to become law:

The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.

**This is the woman (Margaret Sanger) whom Hillary Clinton publicly declared she looked up to, during the 2008 presidential debates.**

Here is a short list of some advocates of eugenics; Alexander Graham Bell, George Bernard Shaw H. G. Wells, Sidney Webb, William Beveridge, John Maynard Keynes, Margaret Sanger, Marie Stopes, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Emile Zola, George Bernard Shaw, John Maynard Keynes, John Harvey Kellogg, Winston Churchill, Linus Pauling, Sidney Webb, Sir Francis Galton, Charles B. Davenport Futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard (who wanted to create a Dept. of Peace)...

Out of the full spectrum of human personality, one-fourth is electing to transcend…One-fourth is ready to so choose, given the example of one other…One-fourth is resistant to election. They are unattracted by life ever evolving. One-fourth is destructive. They are born angry with God…They are defective seeds…There have always been defective seeds. In the past they were permitted to die a â€natural deathâ€â€¦we, the elders, have been patiently waiting until the very last moment before the quantum transformation, to take action to cut out this corrupted and corrupting element in the body of humanity. It is like watching a cancer grow…Now, as we approach the quantum shift from creature-human to co-creative human—the human who is an inheritor of god-like powers—the destructive one-fourth must be eliminated from the social body. We have no choice, dearly beloveds. Fortunately you, dearly beloveds, are not responsible for this act. We are. We are in charge of Godâ€s selection process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death. We come to bring death to those who are unable to know God…the riders of the pale horse are about to pass among you. Grim reapers, they will separate the wheat from the chaff. This is the most painful period in the history of humanity…

Alexander Haig is quoted referring to the US State Department Office of Population Affairs, which was established by Henry Kissinger in 1975. The title has since been changed to The Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs:

Accordingly, the Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs has consistently blocked industrialization policies in the Third World, denying developing nationâ€s access to nuclear energy technology&the policies that would enable countries to sustain a growing population. According to State Department sources, and Ferguson himself, Alexander Haig is a firm believer in population control.

buy nature? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370058)

The Georgia Guidestones, a massive granite edifice planted in the Georgia countryside, contains a list of ten new commandments for Earth's citizens. The first commandment, and the one which SHOULD concern almost everyone, simply states; Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 ('nature's' accountants?) in perpetual balance with nature (so 'nature' then, must operate on some sort of math system we're familiar with?, & allows some of US to 'help' with it?).

it would appear (& it's true by the way) to almost anyone that the planet can comfortably accommodate at least several billions, particularly if we failed to continue wrecking (sucking the 'life' out of) it/ourselves/our future. do the math. check YOUR dna. monkeys (would treat each other much better)? the class/caste system is primarily greed/fear/ego/aggression based, & is guaranteed to fail (maybe not before wrecking our place), just like everything 'made' by man'kind'. see you on the other side of IT?

Alternate to download... (3, Informative)

DigiTechGuy (1747636) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369882)

Alternative to downloading 500+ MB .tif from overwhelmed server...

Moon [asu.edu]

SWEET! Google Moon! (2)

teaserX (252970) | more than 3 years ago | (#35369964)

...or maybe GoogleMaps craterview would be cool

Check out (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370014)

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ [for March 3, 2011]

Misread the summary (1)

itsenrique (846636) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370102)

shows the Moon's nearside as never before.

Anyone else misread that as rearside? Time to lay off the porn.

Photoshopped! (1)

objekt (232270) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370150)

"good enough to reveal even the paths worn in the lunar soil by the astronauts' boots."

Yeah, right! It's Photoshopped.

Re:Photoshopped! (1)

Bengie (1121981) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370320)

Everyone knows the wind would have blown the tracks over. Of course it's Photoshopped.

Two observations (2)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370188)

One looks like a deep dry river bed around Archimedes. WTF is that? It's not shallow like the others (I guess lava flows?). Second, I see a short crater rows. I guess this is from a stream of some disintegrated meteor?

Re:Two observations (4, Informative)

mbone (558574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370326)

Crater rows are typically secondary craters (i.e., the stuff splashed out of some larger impact).

Re:Two observations (1)

Kagura (843695) | more than 3 years ago | (#35375006)

What? The OP was right. Crater rows are from disintegrated meteors (tidal forces, etc.), like Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 and hundreds of other real-life examples. What you are talking about, large impacts causing secondary craters, does not happen.

LIES! (2)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370206)

From the article : "The combined image shows slight banding where the 1,024-pixel-wide swaths were stitched together."

BULL! those are where the moon farmers were harvesting their moon wheat! It's all a coverup!

Re:LIES! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370398)

Nonsense. That's a trail left by the whalers on the moon!

we need a torrent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370244)

so here it is

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6216436

24000^2 - 3.14159 (24000/2)^2 pixels (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370328)

Yeah well 123,610,657.88 (21.46%) of those pixels are completely black.

Slashdot Effect (1)

Mordocai (1353301) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370330)

Well, the slashdot effect definitely hit the .tif's site (lroc.sese.asu.edu) for a bit(got to the point where wget lost the connection, and was dial-up speeds before that), but it seems they've mostly recovered! Getting about 2Mbps on the download now.

That's no moon... (4, Funny)

aztektum (170569) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370394)

Wait. These pictures indicate it it is. Sorry, everyone! False alarm.

I'm so embarrassed.

Re:That's no moon... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370560)

this is not the moon you are looking for...

Re:That's no moon... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370770)

Wait. These pictures indicate it it is. Sorry, every@#$2^ 6
      $ & +
          % "
          # dropped carrier

There, fixed that for you...

Libration (2)

tessellated (265314) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370396)

I wonder how they compensated the libration in the timeframe they took the images.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libration [wikipedia.org]

And no, I didn't read TFA.

Re:Libration (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370418)

They didn't take pictures from the Earth, they took them from lunar orbit... So there is no libration.

Re:Libration (1)

_0xd0ad (1974778) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370432)

Libration would apply to pictures taken from earth, not to pictures taken by an orbiting reconnaissance module.

Re:Libration (1)

mbone (558574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370654)

Librations are small variations in the rotation of the moon, either real ("physical librations") or apparent (the apparent ones - the "geometrical librations" - are caused by variations in the Moon's orbital motion, which is not uniform, and which changes slowly with time).

For a Lunar orbiter, the geometrical librations are irrelevant, and the physical librations are accounted for in the spacecraft ephemeris.

Re:Libration (1)

BitZtream (692029) | more than 3 years ago | (#35373276)

The pictures were taken from a spacecraft orbiting the moon, not from earth. Libration won't effect the spacecraft and more than it affects the sats that give us Google Earth images.

Re:Libration (1)

DerekLyons (302214) | more than 3 years ago | (#35373290)

It's assembled from orbital images, so they just matched up one image to an adjacent one. (OK, so it's not actually that simple, but that it the general idea.) Libration isn't an issue.

She didn't read it properly (1)

SimonTS (1984074) | more than 3 years ago | (#35370688)

My wife got all excited by this story. She'd always told me that there were pixies on the moon.

Fast, smooth, zooming version at zoom.it (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35370832)

A zooming version is available at zoom.it [zoom.it]

You won't be able to see the moon landing site (2)

rimugu (701444) | more than 3 years ago | (#35371020)

Off course you won't be able to see the moon landing site.
Some will tell you is because of resolution.
I say it is because New Mexico is not in the moon.

Just Amazing (1)

stargazer1sd (708392) | more than 3 years ago | (#35371420)

I can see my house in that picture.
Once I get my grubby paws on the entire mosaic, my copy of Rukl's lunar atlas is going up on Cloudy Nights.

Black and White fotos!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35373798)

"black-and-white frames" doesn't NASA have color cameras???

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<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
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