The Green Bank Observatory (GBO) of the National Science Foundation and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), and Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) posted the highest resolution image to date.
According to him NRAOThis photograph is also “the highest resolution ever taken from the ground with a new radar.”
The image shows Tycho Crater and is close to 5 meters x 5 meters, with approximately 1.4 billion pixels.
What does the colossal photo encompass? The image covers an area of 200 km x 175 km, that is, the entire crater, which measures 86 km in diameter.
“While there is more work to be done to improve these images, we are excited to share this incredible image with the public and look forward to sharing more images from this project in the near future,” said Dr. Tony Beasley, Director of the NRAO.
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The observatory worked with the GBT, the world’s largest steerable radio telescope, which has been used since 2020 for various tests, focusing on the surface of the Moon, including the Tycho Crater and NASA’s Apollo landing sites.
On its website, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory shared a “partially processed view” of the Tycho crater:
(Photo: NRAO/ GBO / Raytheon / NSF / AUI)