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A Narrated Tour of the Moon

Although the moon has remained largely unchanged during human history, our understanding of it and how it has evolved over time has evolved dramatically. Thanks to new measurements, we have new and unprecedented views of its surface, along with new insight into how it and other rocky planets in our solar system came to look the way they do. See some of the sights and learn more about the moon here!
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See the narrated tour of the moon here!    See the narrated tour of the moon here!

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Duration: 4.7 minutes
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Wide view of Orientale Basin, one of the largest visible impacts on the moon's surface.    Wide view of Orientale Basin, one of the largest visible impacts on the moon's surface.
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Second view of Orientale Basin.    Second view of Orientale Basin.
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Fly in to Shackleton Crater, where an artificial light reveals topography that hasn't seen sunlight in billions of years.    Fly in to Shackleton Crater, where an artificial light reveals topography that hasn't seen sunlight in billions of years.
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Close-up shot of Tycho Crater's central peak as taken by the LROC narrow-angle camera.    Close-up shot of Tycho Crater's central peak as taken by the LROC narrow-angle camera.
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Close-up shot of the central boulder in Tycho Crater's central peak. Image taken by the LROC narrow-angle camera.    Close-up shot of the central boulder in Tycho Crater's central peak. Image taken by the LROC narrow-angle camera.
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Wide shot of Mare Serenitatis and the Taurus Littrow valley, where the crew of Apollo 17 landed in December 1972.    Wide shot of Mare Serenitatis and the Taurus Littrow valley, where the crew of Apollo 17 landed in December 1972.
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Close-up views of the Apollo 17 landing site as taken by the LROC narrow-angle camera.    Close-up views of the Apollo 17 landing site as taken by the LROC narrow-angle camera.
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Wide view of the Compton-Belkovich region.    Wide view of the Compton-Belkovich region.
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Close-up view of the Compton-Belkovich region.    Close-up view of the Compton-Belkovich region.
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Push-in and flyaround of Jackson Crater.    Push-in and flyaround of Jackson Crater.
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Push-in and flyaround of Tsiolkovsky Crater.    Push-in and flyaround of Tsiolkovsky Crater.
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Close-up shot showing changing shadows on Tsiolkovsky Crater.    Close-up shot showing changing shadows on Tsiolkovsky Crater.
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4.5 minute flyover tour of the moon. Many of the shots for the narrated tour come from this video.    4.5 minute flyover tour of the moon. Many of the shots for the narrated tour come from this video.
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The narrated tour of the moon combined with the Evolution of the Moon animation.    The narrated tour of the moon combined with the Evolution of the Moon animation.
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10929
Animation Number:10929
Completed:2012-03-12
Animators:Ernie Wright (USRA) (Lead)
 Chris Smith (HTSI)
Video Editor:Chris Smith (HTSI)
Narrator:Chris Meaney (HTSI)
Producer:Chris Smith (HTSI)
Scientists:Richard Vondrak (NASA/GSFC)
 John Keller (NASA/GSFC)
 Noah Petro (ORAU)
 James Rice (NASA/GSFC)
Writer:Chris Smith (HTSI)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:LRO/LROC
 LRO/LOLA
 LRO
Series:Narrated Movies
 LRO - Animations
 LRO - Edited Features
Goddard TV Tape:G2012-028 -- Evolution and Tour of the Moon
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Flyover
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Lunar
SVS >> Moon
SVS >> Music
SVS >> Topography
SVS >> Edited Feature
SVS >> LRO
SVS >> Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
SVS >> LOLA
SVS >> LROC
SVS >> Interview
DLESE >> Narrated
 
 


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