• Generates digital mosaics from scanned images taken aboard early 1970s moon missions.

  • Even as the latest in NASA spacecraft technology has just entered orbit around the moon, the agency has created digital maps out of images taken decades ago by spacecraft on some of the earliest missions to Earth's closest celestial body.

  • Through the Apollo Zone project out of the NASA Ames Research Center, scientists have created maps out of static images taken from the Apollo Metric Camera aboard the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 spacecraft, which flew to the moon in the early 1970s as part of the larger Apollo mission.

  • The "Digital Image Mosaic (DIM) and Digital Terrain Model (DTM) maps cover about 18% of the lunar surface at a resolution of 98 feet (30 meters) per pixel.