LOOK at these Apollo 13 views of the Moon in 4K!!

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LOOK what NASA put together!!

This video uses data gathered from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to recreate some of the stunning views of the Moon that the Apollo 13 astronauts saw on their perilous journey around the farside in 1970. These visualizations, in 4K resolution, depict many different views of the lunar surface, starting with earthset and sunrise and concluding with the time Apollo 13 reestablished radio contact with Mission Control. Also depicted is the path of the free return trajectory around the Moon, and a continuous view of the Moon throughout that path. All views have been sped up for timing purposes — they are not shown in “real-time.”

  • Helen Gircko

    A magical, super-duper video … but, unfortunately, it causes a strong attack of sleepwalking after the third viewing. I’m going to the roof … Thanks for sharing, Pee-wee!