Stunning Apollo 11 mosaic image revealed is made of one TRILLION pixels

Mail Online | 7/16/1969 | Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
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A stunning mosaic image recapturing the remarkable image of Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon taken by Neil Armstrong has been created to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Developers Shoothill, a software specialist firm, created the mosaic from 8,000 images from all Apollo missions.

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Some of the images were repeated and the total amount of images was 50,000, and they in turn formed a cell of the larger image.

In total it equates to a staggering one trillion pixels, which the firm claims could make it the biggest image ever made. Shoothill is waiting on verification from the Guinness book of records to confirm this.

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The image, in its totality, can be viewed below or here.

Shoothill engineers rendered the mosaic over several days and claim that if it was to be printed out on A4 with a conventional printer it would take two million pieces of paper weighing over 13 tonnes.

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It would cost £20,000 in ink alone and be a process that would take two years.

When completed, it would cover a remarkable 31 acres.

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This, along with the 'terapixel' statistic make it the biggest mosaic ever made, according to Shoothill.

Rod Plummer, Managing Director at Shoothill, told MailOnline: 'I remember the moon landings from when I was a boy, and have seen the Saturn V rocket that took...
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