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Artist Recreates The Moon In Incredible 100-Megapixel Detail Using NASA Data
By Mikelle Leow, 07 Nov 2017
Image by Seán Doran and featured with permission
London-based artist Seán Doran collects astronomical records from space missions, processing them into out-of-this-world visuals of planetary bodies.
If you don’t own a telescope, you’re surely not missing out. One of Doran’s newest projects is a 10,000-by-10,000 pixel rendering of the moon, which is based off images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
The picture, created to incredible detail, isn’t actually of a single image. Syfy reports that it’s a “mosaic” of various photographs shot by the LRO with its Wide Angle Camera.
View the rendering in full 100-megapixel quality. It’s also available for easier navigation via Gigapan.
Check out more of Doran’s stellar work by following him on Flickr and Twitter.
Video by Seán Doran and featured with permission
[via Kottke and Syfy, video and image by Seán Doran and featured with permission]
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