Synthetic perspective view looking south from the Apollo 16 landing area, topography is rendered naturally (no vertical exaggeration). The area covered by this stereo pair shows the topography seen by the Apollo 16 astronauts, including rolling plains with many impact craters.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center built and manages the mission for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera was designed to acquire data for landing site certification and to conduct polar illumination studies and global mapping. Operated by Arizona State University, the LROC facility is part of the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). LROC consists of a pair of narrow-angle cameras (NAC) and a single wide-angle camera (WAC). The mission is expected to return over 70 terabytes of image data.