NASA has released a stunning, never-before-seen 4K video tour of Earth’s moon and the footage is probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
The video is stunning, refreshing, mesmerizing, and shows the moon as you’ve never seen it before. The shadows, the craters, and the curious lines on its surface are visible with unprecedented clarity.
The best way to describe the footage? Jaw-droppingly Alien!
Because that’s what it is, incredible footage of our Alien moon. The video offers you the chance to explore the lunar surface like never before.
You’ll get the chance to study and observe the most prominent and important features on the lunar surface.
The video footage “virtual tour of the moon” in breathtaking 4K has been made possible thanks to data collected by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft over a span of nine years.
“The tour visits many interesting sites chosen to illustrate a variety of lunar terrain features,” Ernie Wright of NASA’s Space Visualization Studio wrote 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.”
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, where you can download the Video in 4K resolution.
Earth’s Moon is a true wonder for more reasons than one. Not only does it make our planet the habitable, cosmic paradise, but it will also help humankind reach the stars. In the near future, humanity is set to built space stations in orbit around the Moon, as well as lunar outposts on the surface.
These structures will eventually help humankind travel beyond the Moon, towards Mars and the outer planets of our solar system. This is why mapping its surface and studying its interior is of such importance. Videos like the one above not only help experts better understand the lunar topography but allow us to appreciate Earth’s natural satellite like never before.
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