Adventures of Apollo Astronauts Now Tracked in 3-D
Researchers have used new lunar satellite images to pinpoint exactly where the Apollo 17 astronauts took their iconic photographs of the moon’s surface. That data has in turn allowed planetary scientists to build the most precise 3-D maps yet of the Apollo 17 mission site.
“We’re making these images more valuable by giving them incredibly accurate coordinates,” said planetary scientist Mark Robinson of Arizona State University. “The 3-D models of areas explored by astronauts may enable future exploration of these sites and allow us to better understand the observations they made at the time.”
Robinson and his team’s study of the Apollo 17 site was published online April 1 in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Adventures of Apollo Astronauts Now Tracked in 3-D

Researchers have used new lunar satellite images to pinpoint exactly where the Apollo 17 astronauts took their iconic photographs of the moon’s surface. That data has in turn allowed planetary scientists to build the most precise 3-D maps yet of the Apollo 17 mission site.

“We’re making these images more valuable by giving them incredibly accurate coordinates,” said planetary scientist Mark Robinson of Arizona State University. “The 3-D models of areas explored by astronauts may enable future exploration of these sites and allow us to better understand the observations they made at the time.”

Robinson and his team’s study of the Apollo 17 site was published online April 1 in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

(via scinerds)

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
  1. daynearerdying reblogged this from scinerds
  2. depthsofmysol reblogged this from scinerds
  3. savassallo reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  4. thatguylukas reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  5. princessanimu reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  6. starfloot reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  7. sprocketdrox reblogged this from aperture-inc
  8. topazwoods reblogged this from scinerds
  9. chloeacosta reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  10. abbyintheskywithviolets reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  11. athsear reblogged this from aperture-inc
  12. aperture-inc reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  13. radiofreq reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  14. godwasanastronaut reblogged this from asterology
  15. asterology reblogged this from scinerds and added:
    Adventures of Apollo Astronauts Now Tracked in 3-D Researchers have used new lunar satellite images to pinpoint exactly...
  16. thetexaschainsawslothacre reblogged this from scinerds
  17. wildlydistorted reblogged this from scinerds
  18. moonoftheday reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  19. yi6i7 reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  20. crabsosravensandbohs reblogged this from scinerds
  21. blackumi reblogged this from scinerds
  22. denholmmunn reblogged this from scinerds
  23. unknown-scientist reblogged this from scinerds
  24. scinerds reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  25. lillalexandras reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi