This Saturday, July 20th, marks the 44th anniversary of the first man walking on the moon.
Since then, technology has come a long way! Now, you can take a 3D trip around the moon!
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is taking stereo photographs that provide 3-D views of the surface of the moon. NASA then takes those pictures and creates topographical maps, which helps them better understand the moon's features.
For example, here is a 3D pictures of the moon's crater, Janssen K-
[caption id="attachment_7278" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Moon Crater- Janssen K[/caption]
See more great 3D pictures of the moon by clicking here. And, if you don't have 3D anaglyph glasses, be sure to let us know and we'll send you a free pair- Click here for your free glasses.
And, if that wasn't exciting enough, the European Space Agency is using 3D printing technology to help them build the lunar habitat. They say, "3D printing offers a potential means of facilitating lunar settlement with reduced logistics from Earth." Read more about the project here.