It's fun to think about how much we achieved with the technology of the 1960s. We landed on the moon thanks to calculations done on paper with a computer woven by hand that had a small fraction of the processing power of the phone in your pocket. So it doesn't seem strange that the images of the moon we had back then were grainy and low quality. Except they weren't. The orbiters that photographed the moon in the 1960s sent back images that were stunningly high-resolution, even by today's standards. It's just that we couldn't access them until recently.
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Written by Ashley Hamer November 13, 2018
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