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Nasa releases sharpest ever Moon elevation map

The US space agency (Nasa) has released the sharpest ever elevation map of the Moon.
It will enable scientists to accurately portray the shape of the entire Moon at a higher resolution than ever before.
The map was produced using data sent back by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft, which was launched in June 2009.

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LRO Camera Team Releases High Resolution Global Topographic Map of Moon

The science team that oversees the imaging system on board NASAs Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released the highest resolution near-global topographic map of the moon ever created.
This new topographic map, from Arizona State University in Tempe, shows the surface shape and features over nearly the entire moon with a pixel scale close to 100 meters. A single measure of elevation (one pixel) is about the size of two football fields placed side-by-side.

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