Stunning Images of the Far Side of the Moon

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A topographic map of the moon’s southern hemisphere based on data from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft

These amazing pictures capture the moon’s cratered surface in the most intricate detail ever recorded.  The images, which were taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter (LRO), have boosted the resolution of images of the far side of the moon over 100 times. (Pics)

 

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Stunning High-Resolution Images of Mar’s Terrain

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Volcanic cones formed by water bursting upwards as it boils when it’s covered by lava.

It has long been a planet of wonder, leaving early astronomers to speculate about advanced alien civilisations.  Now modern-day star-gazers can enjoy stunning new close-up images of Mars’ diverse surface after they were released by NASA today. (Pics)

 

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NASA Satellite Map Shows 99% Of Earth’s Land Surface

NASA Satellite Map Shows 99% Of Earth’s Land Surface

The map uses 1.3 million images and covers Earth’s land surface between 83 degrees North and 83 degrees South latitudes 

An astonishing new map has revealed the elevation of nearly every place on Earth.

The Global Digital Elevation Model was created using nearly 1.3million images collected by a Japanese camera on board Nasa’s Terra spacecraft. It is made up of a giant grid of 23,000 tiles, with each height point spaced 98ft apart. (Pics)

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Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle

Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle 

 Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle

With all the inhabitable zones progressing to newer heights in terms of technology, the uninhabitable corners of our globe too gets a taste of avant-garde achievements with this Concept Ice Vehicle. Not intended for entertainment and amusing purpose, this latest ice automobile from Lotus was invented to be taken to Antarctica on the Moon Regan TransAntarctic Expedition. Intending to aid the research going on in the region, it is well-built to withstand the severity of polar environment.

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Boston Dynamics Rough Terrain Robot

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Boston Dynamics has released a prototype of an all-terrain robot, BigDog. The quadruped robot is equipped with a computer featuring sensors that aid its movements over harsh terrain. The robot is powered by a gasoline engine that drives the hydraulic system.

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