MIT News – China has just released a new batch of photos snapped by its Chang’e 4 lunar probe and its Yutu-2 rover. The new images give us the sharpest look ever at the landscape of the far side of the moon, just as the robots wake up from a two-week slumber.
On April 4, 2018, CE-2 global Digital Orthophoto Model (DOM) dataset with 7m resolution were released by Ground Research and Application System of China Lunar Exploration Program. The dataset is produced using images acquired by CCD stereo cameras onboard CE-2 spacecraft at 100 km orbit, which is divided into 844 map subdivisions. Each map subdivision data includes an image data file (tif), a coordinate file (tfw) and a projection file (prj) with the same name, the total data size is about 748GB and the total number of files is 2532. The projection methods are as follows:
- 70°S~ 90°S: South polar stereographic projection;
- 70°S~ 70°N: Mercator projection;
- 70°N~ 90°N: North polar stereographic projection.
Datasets and photos are available here.