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The 100-megapixel Moon

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Being able to zoom in and photograph the Moon is not an easy task. I've tried and only gotten so close. Not only is the Moon far away and the right lenses expensive, the thing moves at more than 3,600km per hour! Seán Doran was able to use images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to build a 100-megapixel image of the Moon by mapping them on to a sphere, as explained by Phil Plait.

You can explore the Moon in all it's glory on Gigapan or in the interactive tool below.

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