The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, managed by ASU, has compiled one of the highest resolution mosaics of the lunar nearside ever produced. The Bad Astronomy blog gushes over it:
"I’ve spent a lot of time at the eyepiece looking at the Moon, but I’ve never seen it like this. The detail is amazing, and the shadowing provides a sense of depth you just can’t get when observing the full Moon from home. It’s beautiful."
"This is actually a mosaic of about 1300 separate images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Wide-Angle Camera — the total size is a whopping 24,000 x 24,000 pixels, producing a resolution of about 145 meters/pixel. The full-size version is a monster 550 Mb TIF file (seriously, don’t grab that one unless you need it!), and you can get a more palatable 1400 x 1400 pixel version with labels, too."
You need to look at the higher resolution mosaic, rather than this snapshot at right, to appreciate the incredible detail. [right, credit NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University]