The new 3D model from NASA is available to everyone and allows us to explore our satellite from all sides.
The space agency has prepared a couple of maps that anyone can download to use to create the most detailed and accurate model of the moon. An unusual satellite model is made using data that the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has been collecting for 10 years. He took pictures of the satellite, while moving at a speed of almost 1.5 kilometers per second. The light source was at a distance of more than 150 million kilometers, and the entire surface of the moon had to be mapped topographically accurately.
LRO works like a scanner, building an image line by line, using the movement of a spacecraft above the surface of the moon. Laser pulses are used to determine the size of the moon. They reach the surface of the moon and are reflected from the spacecraft. Then the device measures the time required to return the beam, thus reading the topography of the moon. Using data and images from LRO, NASA experts recreated the Moon in unprecedented detail. The goal of the project was to make NASA data more accessible to 3D designers. An accurate moon topography is also needed to prepare for a safer landing for future missions.