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NASA To Open New Site, For Helping The Agency To Choose The Best Cover Photo

NASA is planning to create a special site called The Moon as Art. So, the agency has revealed five best pictures of the lunar surface. Now the space agency is asking people to vote for the best photo.


Five Best Pictures Of The Lunar Surface

NASA launched Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a robotic spacecraft for orbiting the Moon in 2009. Until now, LRO has taken thousands of photos of Moon. And from those photos, NASA has chosen five best pictures of the lunar surface, of which one will be selected as the cover photo of the site The Moon as Art. Here are the photos in big size.

Linné
Linné – a beautifully preserved impact crater on the lunar surface
Dramatic Sunrise View of Tycho Crater On The Moon
Dramatic Sunrise View of Tycho Crater On The Moon
Interior wall of the Clerke crater
Interior wall of the Clerke crater
Night time temperatures at the Moon's north pole as measured by the Diviner instrument
Night time temperatures at the Moon’s north pole as measured by the Diviner instrument
Laser pulses sent by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter to the surface of the Moon from the orbiting spacecraft
Laser pulses sent by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter to the surface of the Moon from the orbiting spacecraft

But the problem is NASA can’t decide which one of these it should choose for the cover photo of The Moon as Art site. So, the space agency has asked people to vote for the best photo. The space agency has confirmed that the top most voted photo from these five will be used as the cover photo of The Moon as Art site.

About the The Moon as Art site, Brooke Hsu, science education specialist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute/Universities Space Research Association in Greenbelt, Maryland, said, “‘The Moon as Art’ collection gives the public the opportunity to see the moon as others have seen it for centuries – as an inspirational muse – but this time from the perspective of being in orbit with a series of ‘eyes’ that see in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.”

People will be able to vote for the best photo until June 6. NASA will announce the winning cover image on June 18, the very day on which LRO spacecraft will celebrate its five years journey in orbit. Besides, NASA will also release the release the full Moon as Art collection of 24 images. People can find more information about the vote at this page.

Source: NASA
Thanks To: Daily Mail

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