Thursday, March 3, 2011

Awesomest Image du Jour LV

La bella luna!

Ok, ok, I know what you're all thinking:  the moon...big deal...feh.  But go ahead and click on the image to enlarge, and I think you'll agree it's pretty spectacular.  It's a composite of over 1,300 images taken over a two-week period this past December by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.  Follow the LRO link to get even more incredibly-detailed views.

[Source:  NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day.]