Imagining the moon

joe rojas-burke

Mare Crisium in a lithograph printed in 1834 from observations at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh. The photograph was made by an amateur astronomer in 2010.

Impact cratering southeast of Tycho Crater depicted in an 1863 lithograph by E.M. Williams after J. Nasmyth (via Wellcome Images ), compared with an image of the same region made by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Cassini’s moon drawing made in 1679, and a composite view assembled from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images.

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