NASA Releases Visualization Of Far Side Of The Moon As Seen By Apollo 13 Written 26 February 2020


Apollo 13 view of the Moon. | NASA

CNET News reports that NASA has re-created the Apollo 13 crew’s detour around the far side of the moon in 4K resolution “using images from its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.” NASA’s Goddard Media Studios said in a Monday release, “This video showcases visualizations in 4K resolution of many of those lunar surface views, starting with earthset and sunrise, and concluding with the time Apollo 13 reestablished radio contact with Mission Control.” The video is sped up so that viewers “zoom through the absolute darkness the astronauts experienced before the far side of the moon came into view.”
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