Monday October 15, 2018

Nvidia Fakes the Moon Landing

Mankind landed on the moon over 49 years ago. But in addition to making history, those brave astronauts created a myth that still persists to this very day. Many people still believe that NASA "faked" the moon landing, and Nvidia set out to prove them wrong using their raytracing technology. Check out the fake moon landing below:

It's been almost fifty years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the controversy of its staging followed it for many decades after. Four years ago, using our Maxwell GPU technology, NVIDIA addressed the controversy by showing how it would have been impossible to stage. For Turing, we've recreated one of history's most iconic shots - showcased during Jensen Huang's keynote at GTC Europe on October 10, 2018. This presentation utilizes NVIDIA RTX real-time ray tracing technology and Unreal Engine to showcase the reflection of light on different surfaces, illustrating how the classic photo was taken.