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Published on Dec 10, 2014
Last September NVIDIA announced that with their Maxwell GTX970/980 graphics cards and Global Illumination software, they were able to determine the cause of Buzz Aldrin being illuminated on the shaded side of the Lunar Module in the Apollo 11 photographs.
Only last month did they finally release that demo. Predictably, they didn't dare release it with adjustable albedo settings, and so the user cannot know how bright the cgi landscape actually is. But as luck would have it, the demo comes with a "Colour Only" mode, which allows one to see the colours of the surfaces without any lighting. After a simple comparison of the Red Green Blue values of the colours used, it has become clear that the computer generated lunar surface was NOT 12% as NVIDIA claimed, but 30.6%.