Prime Focus
If you thought the last mosaic constructed from LROC images was something, wait until you see this. Yes, it’s a view of the full moon, so what? But it’s not just any view. One, it’s a view from the moon’s east side — the right half is never seen from the earth. And two, it’s composed of 3,700 images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Wide-Angle Camera, so this is a high-resolution view of the full moon. (The black areas will be filled in in subsequent passes by the orbiter.) Via Bad Astronomy. Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.

If you thought the last mosaic constructed from LROC images was something, wait until you see this. Yes, it’s a view of the full moon, so what? But it’s not just any view. One, it’s a view from the moon’s east side — the right half is never seen from the earth. And two, it’s composed of 3,700 images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Wide-Angle Camera, so this is a high-resolution view of the full moon. (The black areas will be filled in in subsequent passes by the orbiter.) Via Bad Astronomy. Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.