First New Globe of Moon’s Surface in Over 40 Years for $99
For $99, Sky & Telescope is offering what they're calling the "first entirely new globe of the Moon's surface in over 40 years." The globe has a 12-inch diameter, and sports 850 labeled locations. What makes this globe special is that it is derived from over 15,000 pictures taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera from November 2009 to February 2011, whereas other Moon globes are created via the Air Force's Lunar Astronautical Charts. There was a lot Adobe Illustrator involved in piecing the 15,000 LROC pictures into place.Read on...