NASA just launched a 4K virtual tour of the Moon, allowing the general public to get up and personal with Earth’s natural satellite.
The animation was created using photos captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. It also follows a NASA release from seven years ago and includes both the original imagery and fresh film of the lunar surface.
The video tour may be easily zoomed in on certain noteworthy locations, allowing the viewer to enjoy the richness and variability of the lunar surface.
Some of the locations will be extremely familiar to both professional and amateur astronomers, while others will be new and will be on the Moon’s “dark side.”
The Tycho Crater is one of the most stunning sites to visit.
This crater’s origins extend back more than a hundred million years and it boasts a 100-meter-wide boulder at its summit, which remains a mystery to most scientists and professionals who research these occurrences on the Moon’s surface.
The Taurus-Littrow Valley, which is significantly deeper than the Grand Canyon, could also be viewed. It was also the site of the Apollo 17 landing, in case you didn’t know. The video depicts the astronauts’ journey during their voyage.
Many people believe that this video tour is an attempt by NASA to refute allegations that the 1972 Moon landing was a hoax.
Examine the video demonstration for yourself.