Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Green Moon

NASA/GSFC/MIT/SVS map of the Moon, based on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data. The map has been made at NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio. This is the first time that yellowish green is used to represent the mare elevations; this gives a much warmer appearance than previously used light blue.

This one below has pale blues to green for mare; also warm, but closer to traditional colors and maria have a better contrast.

"The height of the terrain is color-coded, with blues and greens representing low altitudes and reds representing high altitude" (2010)
Animator:Ernie Wright (UMBC) (Lead)   Marte Newcombe (GST)
Producer:Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC)
Scientist:John Keller (NASA/GSFC), James Garvin (NASA/GSFC)

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