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AI enhances NASA’s Moon missions footage

Algorithms were used to remove grain and enhance detail

New advances in Artificial Intelligence have helped restore archive footage from NASA’s Moon landing missions.

The images are part of a new documentary, Apollo’s New Moon, produced by online streaming service MagellanTV.

The film will be released in 4K Ultra HD later this month, featuring NASA film footage and photographs that have been enhanced with new-generation image processing software which employed powerful algorithms to remove grain and enhance detail.

“The digital revolution that helped launch Apollo has enabled scientists to reveal the story of our planet’s origins hidden in the astronauts’ rock and soil samples,” said the film’s writer/director, David Sky Brody. “Now, new digital techniques empower us to immerse our audiences, letting them experience what these audacious voyages for science must have felt like on a very human level.”

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