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NASA's Interactive Composite Lets You Explore the Moon

The surface of the moon is now as accessible as the Grand Canyon or Mount Rushmore — at least online. NASA's first interactive map of the lunar north pole lets the public see the region up close, while also providing scientists with a new tool for research. The map is made up of more than 10,000 separate pictures taken using two cameras on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and encompasses nearly 900 billion pixels. It is the largest high-resolution composite of the region, and could take up the space of a regulation U.S. football field if printed out — while still retaining its clarity.

Go to the LROC Northern Polar Mosaic Viewer

Read More at Mashable.

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