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Psychedelic Moon

December 7th, 2011 | Space

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has given us the highest resolution images of our great pie in the sky since it launched in 2009, and the image above is no exception.  Apparently, a global map of the moon’s topography at high resolution has not existed until now.  This information will give us the needed information to safely put our future robots and humans on the moon.

The White/Red corresponds to the highest point at about 9000 m of elevation, which is just taller than Mount Everest (8850 m).

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