By mapping the lunar surface at large solar incidence angles (>50°), LROC creates high-precision morphologic maps, which are crucial for systematic geologic mapping and crater counting.

The crater density for a given region is highly correlated with its age, thus, morphologic maps can be used to infer the age of a region. radius used to define the maps scale is 1737.4 km (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Lunar Geodesy and Cartography Working Group, 2008; Archinal and others, 2011).

Color The color map was adapted from the _rdr/WAC_HAPKE_NORMALIZED">Hapke Normalized WAC Mosaic, a composite built by the … Try out the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) satellite tracker, an incredible new tool located in the "Overlays" panel. To enhance the topography of the moon, this map was made from images collected when the sun angle was low on the horizon. In the fall of 2011, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission released its original Tour of the Moon, a five-minute animation that takes the viewer on a virtual tour of our nearest neighbor in space.Six years later, the tour has been recreated in eye-popping 4K resolution, using the same camera path and drawing from the vastly expanded data trove collected by LRO in the intervening years. A timelapse of the LRO passing over the lunar terrain in the new QuickMap 3D (3D Projection with Satellite Tracking engaged). How To: Digital Terrain Models of the Moon This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. In projection, the NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is allowing researchers to create the most precise and complete map to date of the moon's complex, heavily cratered landscape.

Converting stereo images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter into 3D maps of the Moon's surface. This tool seamlessly combines the data so that users can generate their own image mosaics, chemical maps, and topographic maps of any region on the lunar surface. Product Information: This is a colorized shaded-relief of a original polar digital elevation model (DEM) from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA; Smith et al., 2010), an instrument on the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft (Tooley et al., 2010).

Lunar Atlases The Lunar Orbiter Photo Gallery is an extensive collection of over 2,600 high- and moderate-resolution photographs produced by all five of the Lunar Orbiter missions.

Among the latest products is a global map with a resolution of 100 meters per pixel from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC).