Becky Ferreira, Motherboard:
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has released a breathtaking new video tour of the Moon in 4K resolution, stitching together some of the most detailed observations captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The video is a new version of an LRO Moon tour released back in 2011, but this time it has been enhanced to precision resolution and includes new data from the spacecraft, which has been in a polar orbit around the Moon since for nearly a decade.
Ernie Wright, the lead visualizer of the project, told me over email that it’s fair to say that this is the most detailed, high-resolution tour of the Moon to date, though he added that the Goddard team has previously released 4K visualizations of individual sites. This new video, however, visits several locations, and includes many close-up images of the lunar surface.