Extract from SyFyWire site:
Artist Seán Doran has been making something of a name for himself by taking astronomical data from various space missions and processing them to make utter, jaw-dropping gorgeousness.
Most of his work is drenched in saturated colors and velvet-smooth textures, a sensual stroll through atmospheric scenes. But the latest piece I saw from him is the opposite of that, and yet no less stunning in its beauty: An incredible 10,000 x 10,000 pixel mosaic of our nearest cosmic neighbor, the Moon; a 100 megapixel wonder that will carpet your screen:
I have seen the Moon countless times through my own telescopes in the past, and it’s never looked as breath-taking as this! Mind you, I had to shrink this shot considerably to get it to fit here; this is about 2,000 pixels wide. Grab the full-res one to really get just how ridiculously big this thing is.
But then, this isn’t a single image: It’s a mosaic composed of images taken using the Wide Angle Camera (WAC) on board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA mission that has been circling the Moon since 2009.
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