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Two astrophotographers have captured “the most ridiculously detailed” photo of the moon


A viral post has revealed an incredible new image of the moon – but it wasn’t captured by NASA. “The most ridiculously detailed” image of Earth’s lunar neighbor was a two-year project captured by two astrophotographers.

The 174-megapixel image, which shows the moon’s colors, craters and glowing aura in stunning detail, was first revealed on Reddit on Saturday. Through Reddit and Instagram, Andrew McCarthy, known for his breathtaking astrophotography skills, teamed up with planetary scientist and fellow photographer Connor Matherne, who has been acclaimed for his striking and vibrant photos of galaxies and nebulae

The two previously worked together to create an incredible glowing and detailed image of the moon. 

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