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Phil Stooke
post Sep 17 2009, 05:04 PM
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... though I'm not sure what "southeast" means in this context.

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post Sep 17 2009, 06:40 PM
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QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Sep 17 2009, 04:47 PM) *
COOL. Thanks for the heads up. I love the "The full NAC mosaic reveals a shelf on the southeast flank of the crater that is more than two kilometers across and perfectly suitable for a future landing."

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I think this is the area they are talking about (toward the bottom of the image). As Phil points out, directions are kind of useless near the Poles. But the upper part of the image is better illuminated due to the downward slope/Sun direction...so its the crater wall... not a good spot to land. So the more flat rim portion at the bottom of the image is a more likely spot to land, although it may not be near the best site to place the base (if we base it on having the shortest annual night period). I still need to get oriented on the image.

Didn't find any rolling boulders yet!!! Drat!!
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post Sep 17 2009, 07:27 PM
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Earth must be generally towards the bottom of the image, from the location of the pole.

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post Sep 17 2009, 11:26 PM
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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Press Conference.
In case anybody missed it (like me) - an ASF video file can be downloaded at -

116 MB ASF file
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/
or
http://bit.ly/Ahe4Y

Also replay tomorrow on NASA TV
12:00 GMT
September 18, Friday
8 a.m. Eastern Time - Replay Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Press Conference - GSFC (Public and Media Channels)

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Phil Stooke
post Sep 18 2009, 12:43 AM
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Comparing the MiniRF mosaic and the LOLA topo map... the big massifs in the LOLA map, the red areas (they are South Pole-Aitken basin ring mountains) look unusually dark in the MiniRF. I don't see it as just topographic shading, but can't figure out what it is yet.

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post Sep 18 2009, 10:42 PM
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New image of Mare Insularum is up... now that's what I call a shadow! laugh.gif

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post Sep 21 2009, 02:45 PM
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FULL INLINE QUOTE REMOVED - ADMIN

Anyone trying to download the entire 504 Mb file should note the name is incorrect. It is...
http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/data/pr/tiff/nacl00001431.tif.tif
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post Sep 21 2009, 11:16 PM
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I'am still waiting on new images with a high resolution in low orbit
Last relaesed image 25-aug.

Why must we wait so long for data? In 1969 we have live tv from the moon.
Of is there a direct link too these images?
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Phil Stooke
post Sep 21 2009, 11:48 PM
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Patience! They have released plenty of images already. The new ones from half the height will not look very different for most targets. If you check the LRO website, the Operations Journal, you can read this:

"My name is Andrew, and I am currently an undergraduate Industrial, Systems and Operations Engineering student at Arizona State University, where LROC operations are based. At LROC, I am currently employed as the web developer. This means I am the person who is primarily responsible for maintaining, developing and making updates and additions to the LROC website (as well as other websites for associated projects)."

Bearing in mind that they are getting a Niagara of data every day, and the website is updated by a busy student, I think they are doing a great job already. There's just too much downlink to have every image, every day the way MER does it.

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post Sep 22 2009, 02:07 AM
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A new image has been posted: a spectacular oblique limb view:
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/view/M106797147
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James Fincannon
post Sep 28 2009, 06:01 PM
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"nother LRO image

http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/view/M104419352R

"The linear rille Rima Ariadaeus is found on the nearside of the Moon, nestled between Mare Tranquillitatis and Mare Vaporum."
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post Sep 29 2009, 07:17 PM
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Ooohh!! "Apollo 11 Second Look"... smile.gif

http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/view/M104362199R


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post Sep 29 2009, 07:46 PM
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Cool! And still in the commissioning orbit, so the final views will be twice as good.

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post Sep 30 2009, 05:09 AM
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So ... what's best for finding the actual site with Stu's Zoomify link?


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post Sep 30 2009, 07:29 AM
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This is something like 'Where's Waldo' to me smile.gif
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