Tuesday, April 29, 2014

This is pretty cool

The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project has since 2007 brought some 2,000 pictures back from 1,500 analog data tapes. They contain the first high-resolution photographs ever taken from behind the lunar horizon, including the first photo of an earthrise (first slide above). Thanks to the technical savvy and DIY engineering of the team at LOIRP, it’s being seen at a higher resolution than was ever previously possible.
That the tapes were nearly thrown away at one time...

I look forward to a male student stating "I was drunk, she took advantage of me!"  And when the university laughs at it or dismisses him, showing back up with a lawyer and a federal suit.

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