Planets and Moons  ID: 14320

Cosmic Cycles 4: The Moon

The Moon is on full display in this section of Cosmic Cycles. The lonely and bleak landscape, covered by creeping shadows, is full of mystery and wonder. At the same time, there is beauty in the rocky gray terrain, and the crowning achievment of being the only other celestial body in our solar system that humans have step foot on. In this video you will see visualizations of the terrain, created from data obtained by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, high resolution images of fascinating craters taken by its camera system, and archival footage from the Apollo 17 mission.

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David Ladd (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.): Lead Producer
David Ladd (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.): Lead Video Editor
Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Data Visualizer
Henry Dehlinger (National Philharmonic): Lead Music Composer
Wade Sisler (NASA/GSFC): Producer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Music by Henry Dehlinger

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