NASA | Tour of the Moon

NASA | Tour of the Moon


[silence] [silence] [music] [music] Narrator: To nearly everyone, the moon appears to be a sterile, gray, unchanging world. But while the moon has remained largely unchanged during human history, our own understanding of it has evolved dramatically. Thanks to new observations, we now have not only unprecedented views of its surface, but a whole new tour of the moon that shows how both it and other rocky planets in our solar system have been shaped over billions of years. We’ll start with one of the largest impacts–Orientale Basin, a feature that’s as wide as the distance from New York City to Cincinnati. Using new elevation measurements, we can clearly see the effects of what is likely the last giant impact event in lunar history, with its outer mountain rings rising many kilometers above the lowest points inside the crater. The interiors of some craters in the moon’s polar regions, like Shackleton, haven’t seen sunlight in over two billion years. However, new measurements have created our best-yet maps of these types of craters, allowing us to see deep into the shadows of this surprisingly young-looking impact crater in the south that’s more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. Some impacts are invisible for other reasons. Although the ancient South Pole-Aitken Basin is difficult to see from orbit because it is so large, new LRO topography maps reveal the largest impact basin in the Earth- moon system, measuring several kilometers in depth and around 2500 kilometers in diameter. Only the Hellas basin on Mars rivals it in size. One of the youngest large-scale impacts on the moon is the Tycho Crater. This fresh crater may have formed only 108 million years ago–when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. We now also have an extreme close-up view of the crater’s central peak–revealing a mountain with sharp edges, building-sized rocks, and a central boulder about the size of a baseball stadium. [music] Narrator: The Aristarchus Plateau is another recent lunar formation that has long interested scientists and astronomers. The crater itself formed in the same era as the Tycho Crater, and what appear to be snaking river valleys were actually carved by ancient lava flows. [music] Narrator: Next, we arrive at Mare Serenitatis on the near side of the moon. In December of 1972, the crew of Apollo 17 landed in the Taurus Littrow valley, marking the last time humans have visited the surface of the moon. With images from LRO’s narrow-angle camera, we can clearly see the evidence of that visit. In this image, you can easily see the base of the lunar lander, along with the lunar rover, parked far from the blast-off zone. You can also clearly see the astronaut trails and the wheeltracks left on the lunar surface. [music] Narrator: We now head to the far side of the moon–which cannot be seen from Earth. Our first stop is the Compton-Belkovich region, which shows evidence for young volcanic activity in the farside highlands. This feature is unique not only because it is isolated from other volcanoes in the area, but also because it is located nowhere near the maria, where volcanoes are usually found. Also, on the far side, we find the Jackson Crater–which like the Tycho Crater on the near side, has an extensive and complex ray system. In fact, this crater is often considered to be like a twin to Tycho. Finally, the Tsiolkovsky Crater stands out as an excellent example of a farside crater filled with a sea of ancient lava–known as a mare. It is particularly interesting to scientists and other observers because of its isolation from other similar craters–as well as its beautiful central peak. As we continue to study the moon, our understanding of it improves, giving us new insights not only into how it has evolved over time, but also how other rocky planets in our solar system have come to look the way they do. With new missions, new instruments, and new technologies, we will continue to improve our knowledge of the moon… …and better understand the history of our solar system. [music fades] [beeping] [beeping, silence] [silence] [silence]

100 comments

  • jon rheaume

    If it wasn't so dangerous. I would love to go there and rip around with a Electric dirt bike and throw down an awesome track. The Rover at 6 miles an hour would hit a bump and would catch air. So I could imagine taking a jump with a dirt bike.

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  • Deborah N

    At 3:01 why are there no foot print tracks from the Luna rover, surely if they parked it so far away then got off it & walked back the tracks of footprints would be visible?

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  • Ghulam Zahra

    what is this Nasa.. you have not Luner Module or rover jeep nothing
    fake video

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  • Haytham Dalank

    great imagination !

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  • Ndhzb Hhdhhs

    That is not CGI its real & they did show Apollo 17 decent stage still on the floor of the moon along with its rover tracks & footy prints of the crew there a moon base would be a good place to have a space observatory no air to interfere with & would be a good stepping stone to go to mars & the moon has abundant element helium 3 which used for fuel & rarer on earth.

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  • Dale Rogers

    i dont understand why did they shopped it out, i wanted to see all the buildings

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  • Brianna Reyna

    Great this video was amazing

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  • paul k

    They will never show you the far side of the moon

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  • enock obaigwa

    All this are myths

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  • SALAUDDIN KHAN

    All news fake

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  • Sammy C

    Where's our flag

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  • Jack Swift

    Why are they still using CGI?..it's 2018..still using black and white…and why is there no film of a straight forward Journey,( no edits no CGI) from Earths take off point to the moons orbit or landing zone???..i don't want words or CGI..i want video proof..

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  • mohammed basha

    I want to visit moon to help nasa.I want to marry a girl who came from moon. (email: [email protected])

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  • Matthew Kuhns

    Thank you NASA and LRO! Amazing stuff.

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  • Plum Ber

    Show some real stuff for once. Can I get something real for my tax dollars please?

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  • sandvich48

    Shows picture of what appears to be a small rock. "in the center is a rock the size of a baseball stadium" whhhhhaaaatttt?!

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  • dren %

    The moon is the sun at nighttime 🤹‍♂️

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  • 김민주

    Where is transfomer? It's fake. T.T

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  • Rafael C

    0:30 Super fake hahaha

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  • DarthAlcoholic

    How come all these asteroids hit the moon and caused hundreds of craters yet we have none on Earth?

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  • Incompetent Geniuses

    Find all about a phenomenon here : @t

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  • LIBERTAS et VERITAS

    SURPRISE! SURPRISE! 90% of the pictures/videos they present here is CGI, but the landing sites photos are of cooooourse REAL!!! XD

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  • Paul Mcdermott

    Not. Mention of anything apart from craters and black and white is boring

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  • Land of The Morning Star

    The Moon is all out of wack. There's nobody watching it and it's not following it's normal pattern. It tends to stay above my house for most of the evening. I'm positive that it's Supernatural. Beings of either Heaven or Hell.

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  • Deorman Robey

    One of these days Alice, POW!! Straight to the moon.

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  • gus sugas

    its a model…….nasa sucks

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  • Machhani GE es

    Kk

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  • Samir Raut

    OMG ! You captured the all terrain of the Moon ! Where is the empty or vacant land on there now that I could have occupied ?

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  • Сергей Петров

    Кратеры есть,а где то что прилетело и зделало этот кратер???

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  • Toro Inoue

    Wait a sec! where's Volnutt?

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  • Mike M Production

    This video is the reason why I love taking photos & videos of the moon ❤

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  • Eddie Reis

    Acne moon

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  • Gracie Julian

    This video looks faker than my friends

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  • cie L

    sound honest and true

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  • Sumit Chaudhary

    I think this is moon.😢😢😢

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  • KHL2050

    Hello Dear, may you tell me WHY we call The Moon, What condition to be the moon. Thanks

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  • Tulip

    Wish i can go to the moon in my lifetime

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  • Papa Joe

    I wish we can send a human to the moon one day

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  • Craig Silver

    You can clearly see nothing he claims you can clearly see

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  • Janice Goneo

    Nice

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  • Sakal Pagna

    Wow never see the moon

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  • mattcain18

    Straight Outta Compton-Belkovich

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  • darren marchant

    how many satellites would it take to build a GPS system for the moon?

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  • Eva Manus

    Fake

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  • Sakshi Semwal

    wonderfull 🌚🌚

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  • R MCK

    Wonderful, I now can look up at the moon and see where the astronauts landed.

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  • R MCK

    I want to see cities on it.

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  • me Mtuk

    I don believe this

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  • Meeras Pattar

    Amazing. Moon
    How. Great. Thou. Art. Praise. The. Lord. Amen😱😲

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  • Lincoln Fong

    where are the cheeses ?

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  • Aman Offaith

    Is the moon really colorful like that?

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  • Redi Son Hakim

    Fake?

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  • psycleen

    make a great moon again

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  • Hasuki Phun

    why wont nasa or any other agency show real images or video of the earth, all that is shown is CGI

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  • Jesse Sands

    Very interesting information!🌑🌚🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘

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  • Cinezoic

    Incredible beautiful

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  • Mursal Ayaz

    It's 4am and i have no idea why am watching this.

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  • Warren Parker

    The moon was created when the earth and another planet collided

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  • NXT Blast

    Where’s the aliens ?

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  • A total Mistake

    Hey I wanna ask I live in Pueblo Colorado and I didn’t see the moon anymore or is it probably on the other side of my house

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  • SWitCh BLaDE

    2 billion years????😀😂😂dinosaurs????Wtf😂😂😂

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  • Vincent Tyler III

    it seems short but helpful

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  • Sheela Home

    Good job

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  • RIZAY M

    Still man couldnot reach moon. Moon is made by reflecting material. This video is only assumption.

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  • Happy WALEK

    No one who was alive then can forget the sights and sounds of that weekend in 1969.
    The drawling voices of “Houston” guiding the lunar module gingerly into its assigned parking place on the face of the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin floating with each step, like kids in one of those aptly named Moonwalk bounce houses now ubiquitous at children’s birthday parties. And the instantly iconic utterances: “The Eagle has landed,” and “That’s one small step for man….”
    This life-altering technological event was unfolding on screens in living rooms across the land. In my family’s living room, there was something extra: The television had landed.
    In my home, the weekend of the moon landing was forever known as the weekend we rented a television. Yes. Rented a television.
    We had no television of our own. We were perhaps not rich enough to afford color TV at the time, but we at least could have had a small black-and-white like everyone else. But our parents, like some technological Bartleby the Scrivener, simply folded their arms at the onslaught of the television age and said: “I would prefer not to.”
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    So there we were in suburban New Jersey, feeling like the Beverly Hillbillies before they struck oil, able only to dream of Jeannie. Before there even was a grid, we were living off it.

    The idea was that my sister, my brother and I, protected from the temptations of Hollywood and Madison Avenue, would spend our childhood reading. And read my sister did. My mother tried valiantly — O.K., annoyingly — to turn me into a young reader, and I can only imagine her embarrassment as a founder of the local library, forced to slink around with a literarily delinquent son.
    My father, an amateur poet with an impeccable memory for verse, posted poems on the refrigerator door that we were supposed to memorize. After several years, I did commit to memory a large percentage of that Robert Frost poem about a snowy evening, a horse and a long commute home. Or maybe that was a metaphor.
    [Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. |Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.]
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    Our mother may have been strict, but she was creative. One rainy day, with her children likely driving her up a wall with pleas for a television, she sat us down in front of the oven and turned on the light inside. She told us to imagine the little oven window as a television and to tell her what we saw.
    I think I said, “Pot roast.”
    But then came the moon landing, and suddenly it felt like my family was living on Planet Earth just like the rest of America. We had a television. Well, we had one for a weekend.
    It arrived one afternoon, an intruder to be viewed warily. Books and newspapers were displaced from the coffee table to make space for the television. And there it sat, rabbit ears erect, its small convex screen a window onto the forbidden world.
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    Of course, there were restrictions. The television was there to watch the moon landing, we were told. Period. Inevitably, we watched everything, all day and night, proving in just a few hours the addictive influence of television

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  • Deepak DeeJack

    Whose here after Isro chandrayana-2

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  • Kathy Miller

    Holy Psalm91 Holy John17 HolyRevelations19:16  Moon Had people ( there Soul was there along with those who made other items)the on it 1 small step for man kind  Can we make a computer sun and other computer planets around the moon can this Holy Help the sun Earth other planets & make clouds  and put dirt on the moon seeds water see what happen is this why HolyJesus King of all wanted to see what NASA thought and could they create and other countries family kids  Holy John17 Holy Kindly Kathryn Miller

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  • leatherneck joe

    ATTENTION APOLLO PHOTO BUFFS , NASA has reinstated the apollo 11thru14 pictures 70mm hasselblad pictures they are clear and crisp pictures now thanxs again…..

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  • calaragazza

    This isn't the moon

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  • raw lity

    Lies, moon is made of moltern glass.

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  • Dr.Ir. Mimit Primyastanto, MP

    40. It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor does the night outstrip the day. They all float, each in an orbit. (Q.S. 36 : 40)

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  • Lemon Juice

    The astronauts are basically aliens!

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  • Maven Tenney

    Like

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  • Rene Galarza

    Please, please get someone else to narrate! UGH!

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  • Madelyn Error

    Hey guys I read on nasa news that there’s bacteria on the moon

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  • Jacob Zondag

    The Moon… isn't flat?

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  • Akash Sharma

    Who's here after chandaryan lander crash incident

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  • Sherone Peters

    Dig until we see the core

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  • Saravanan Durai

    Chandrayan2 fans here

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  • Rajiv das

    Chandrayan lander not crashed ,orbiter has taken it's picture .

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  • Magician

    Wo deko chandaryan waha bet k chaey pe raha hai😂😂😂😂😂

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  • Daily Update

    who is here after chandaryan 2 fail

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  • thiagu mm

    the most beautiful thing seen from earth

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  • Fish Lover

    The moon is boring

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  • Saurav Vimal

    moon is made up of cheese

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  • Naveed Khan

    the biggest lie of history man landed on moon. fooling public if it was tur then since 1970 why no one landing constants despite technology is advance compare to 1970

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  • Smoke Lab

    can't believe the dinosaurs were the meteors!

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  • Sandeepmapure Mapuresandeep

    Cool place

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  • Angel Angela

    I’m sorry NASA 😑 PEOPLE should be able to TWERK ON THERE MUSIC VIDEO on the MOON 🌚 by NOW! 😑

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  • Michael Siegrist

    awesome

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  • Jessie Marx

    ready

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  • Code Red

    We should have cities on the moon

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  • Saym Shaikh

    i love this

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  • Nagabhushan Nagabhushan

    Moon is the vehicle of earth

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  • Cameron Brtnik

    This narrator would bore even the most attentive of science nerds

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  • Sam Zand

    N00 I don't wanna die

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  • in no reato lista de crear canal Lopez

    El eje Polar es polo sur tanto es un punto Polar y es una galaxia triangular en tanto,punto,circulo.,"(eje rotante!)" Que es lo mismo aún tanto? A-todo b-la mita c-nada d-otra.

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  • Jose Perez

    We don't need pigs human on the moon!
    @#$_&++##$_&-++

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  • Jose Perez

    Sorry ! there are not slave on the moon!
    @[email protected]$_-++?

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  • Jose Perez

    So they went to moon or not!
    @$_&[email protected]#_-(?

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