NASA post high res 3D images of the Moon

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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s onboard camera has been acquiring stereo 3D images of the moon of which the public can now see.

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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Narrow Angle Camera (LROC NAC) team from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University are currently developing a processing system to automatically generate anaglyphs from most of these stereo pairs.

Stereo images are created by targeting a location on the ground and taking an image from one angle on one orbit, and from a different angle on a subsequent orbit.

The anaglyph photos available to the public show lunar features such as craters, volcanic flows, lava tubes and tectonic features in red/cyan 3D. There a few images available now with more due to be added to the LRO website over time.

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