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Robert Pearlman

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From Alan Boyle's (MSNBC) Cosmic Log:
It'll be at least a decade before humans revisit the moon, but if you can't wait that long, you can revisit a virtual moon in 3-D and see sights that just don't come across in the 35-year-old imagery from the Apollo missions - including the stars shining in lunar skies. The fresh perspectives come courtesy of Lunar Explorer, a software package making its official debut Monday.


One of the cooler features is that the simulation includes objects from past lunar missions, ranging from robotic Luna and Surveyor landers to Apollo's lunar modules and surface instrument packages.

Continue reading Moon with a View

The software mentioned in the article, Lunar Explorer, can be accessed here.

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