“So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.”
Astronomers at Arizona State University have used Nasa’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) to build this jaw-dropping map of the Moon. It’s the highest-resolution, near-global topographic image of our lunar neighbour yet.
The map reveals the Moon’s surface shape, and uses different colours to represent the elevations of the craters, miniature mountains and ridges that dot the surface. White parts are highest, down through red, orange, green, blue and violet, which represents the deepest pits.
The entire map in all of its glory, which is dubbed the the Global Lunar DTM 100 m topographic model (GLD100), shows almost the entire moon with a scale close to 100 meters per pixel.
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