Sky & Telescope introduces its newest Moon globe!
Earlier Sky & Telescope produced a wildly successful Moon globe based on 15,000 images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). That globe was such a big hit in terms of customer interest and satisfaction that it compelled them to produce another LRO Moon globe in partnership with Replogle Globes. This time though, the globe is based on LRO altimetry data rather than camera images.
Sky & Telescope is proud of their Topographic Moon Globe. As you can see, this 12-inch-wide globe is color-coded to highlight the dramatic variations in lunar elevations. Impact basins and deep craters show up clearly in blue, whereas high peaks and rugged terrain are colored white, red, and orange. Basins that would be virtually invisible jump right out in the Topographic Moon Globe. The huge South Pole-Aitken Basin is particularly dramatic. This new globe has about 850 labeled features! Includes a free plastic stand.
Developing these globes and ensuring their accuracy was a team effort between Sky & Telescope, the LRO mission, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the folks at Replogle Globes.