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Tour the Moon in 4K

Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. As the visualization moves around the near side, far side, north and south poles, we highlight interesting features, sites, and information gathered on the lunar terrain.

See Orientale Basin, a Texas-sized impact site, Shackleton Crater, a mysterious cavity on the moon’s South Pole that may or may not hold water or ice, and other fascinating spots like the 100 million year old Tycho Crater, Aristarchus Plateau, and the Apollo 17 Mission landing site. This video is a new version of this one from 2011: Tour of the Moon (our One and Only).

Continue to explore the moon with NASA’s Quickmap, an interactive tool that shares LRO’s images on an online moon globe.

Plus, learn more with these videos: A Guided Tour of How the Moon Evolved and Earthrise from the moon, captured by JAXA Kaguya Spacecraft.

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