An Apollo 15 Panorama: Astronaut Exploring the Moon. The mission, which blasted off from Earth on 1971 July 26, was the first to deploy a Lunar Roving Vehicle. Pictured in this digitally stitched mosaic panorama, David Scott examines a boulder in front of the summit of Mt. Hadley Delta. The shadow of James Irwin is visible to the right.
NASA has just published what it calls the “most amazing highest resolution image of Earth ever”, dubbed Blue Marble. The 64-megapixel image weighing in at 8000×8000 pixels is actually a composite photograph taken on January 4th of this year using a number of captures stitched together from NASA’s Earth-observing satellite Suomi NPP.
The see the full length of this blue whale, scroll right. NGC 4631 is a big beautiful spiral galaxy seen edge-on at only about 30 million light-years away. This galaxy's slightly distorted wedge shape led to its popular moniker of the Whale galaxy. The Whale's dark interstellar dust clouds and young bright blue star clusters highlight this panoramic color image.
Researchers have stitched together a nighttime image of Berlin from above, which they say is the highest-resolution picture of a city at night. Ecologists have used the image to measure light pollution in the German capital.
Machu Picchu: The world's highest resolution image released
A photo with perhaps the highest resolution of any image ever captured of Machu Picchu has been posted online. At 15.9 gigapixels, the image of the Inca citadel allows viewers to see the site in impressive detail. It actually consists of 1,920 pictures taken using a robotic camera mount, which were then stitched together. Photographer: Jeff Cremer. He believes his image is the highest resolution picture of the World Heritage site that has ever been taken.