NASA Invites Public To Select Moon Image For Anniversary
By NASA.gov // May 27, 2014
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter 5th anniversary
ABOVE VIDEO: To celebrate its 5th Anniversary, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission presents Moon As Art!The images in the collection were created using data gathered by LRO over the first 4.5 years of operations.
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will celebrate five years in orbit June 18.
“The Moon as Art’ collection gives the public the opportunity to see the moon as others have seen it for centuries – as an inspirational muse – but this time from the perspective of being in orbit with a series of ‘eyes’ that see in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum,” said Brooke Hsu, science education specialist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute/Universities Space Research Association in Greenbelt, Maryland.
To celebrate the anniversary and LRO’s many scientific contributions, NASA invites the public to select a favorite orbiter image of the moon for the cover a special image collection.
The public can vote on the final cover image from five possible candidates selected because of their beauty and/or scientific value by orbiter mission team members. The winning cover image will be announced June 18 with the release of the full Moon as Art collection of 24 images.
CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE