Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Aerospace: NASA gives old moon images digital makeover

NASA is currently engaged in a strenuous scientific effort, of giving some of the oldest pictures of the surface of the Moon, taken in the late 1960s, a digital makeover. The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP) initiative works on enhancing the properties of each of the images sent back by the series of space probes the American space agency sent to Earth's satellite in an attempt to find a suitable spot for the landing of the manned missions to the Moon.

At the time, the probes that NASA sent were able to take high-resolution images of the lunar surface and to chart potential landing sites.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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