Spectacular photographs of the hidden face of the Moon

These were achieved thanks to the terrain camera of the landing module and the panoramic camera of the Yutu-2 rover.

New pictures of the hidden face of the Moon.
New pictures of the hidden face of the Moon.



After almost a year of exploration, the China Lunar Exploration Program recently published new photographs, in high resolution, on the hidden side of the Moon.



These were achieved thanks to the terrain camera of the landing module and the panoramic camera of the Yutu-2 rover.


Doug Ellison@doug_ellison

The first 6 images from the rover panoramic camera. These are actually color - need to debayer them. Will reply down this thread. Data : http://moon.bao.ac.cn.

photographs of the hidden face of the Moon.


Doug Ellison@doug_ellison
Oh - this is so pretty.

Photographs of the hidden face of the Moon 5.


The images, among other data, have been posted publicly. Doug Ellison, chief engineer of the camera crew Curiosity at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA took the spectacular photographs and posted on his Twitter account, as well as on its website.

Slowly downloading the several thousand frames from the Chang'e 4 Landing Camera (LCAM). I'm especially fond of this as it's 1024 x 1024 and greyscale (same as MSL/MER ECAM) This is in approx real time playing back at 10 fps of the first 1000 or so. Thousands more to go.

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In the photos you can see close-ups of craters and moon dust in the Von Karman crater. Also included are several postcards of the landing module, the horizon and the footprints of the robot.

Oh my god - the data drop is incredible :O

Trying to process some now!! https://twitter.com/Yeqzids/status/1212995189498957824 

Ye Quanzhi@Yeqzids

Thanks to @zengxingguo 's pointers I got it work! Here's a random image -- 4 mega pixels -- from #ChangE4/#Yutu2's PanCAM, taken just a month ago (19/12/02). The full DR1 (38 GB!) can be accessed at CLEP's PDS at http://moon.bao.ac.cn. 


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The first 6 images from the rover panoramic camera. These are actually color - need to debayer them. Will reply down this thread. Data : http://moon.bao.ac.cn .

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Also the Twitter account Techniques Spatiales, took the files and uploaded them to a drive, so that anyone can work with them.

The hidden face of the Moon is one that cannot be observed from Earth because it takes to rotate on itself the same as its translational movement around the Earth.


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