New Moon Map
|Courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/ DLR/ ASU|
Although the moon is Earth's closest neighbor, knowledge of its morphology is still limited. Due to the limitations of previous missions, a global map of the moon’s topography at high resolution has not existed until now. With LRO's Wide Angle Camera and the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter instrument, scientists now can accurately portray the shape of the entire moon at high resolution.
For more information on the new lunar map, visit the LRO site.: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/news/lro-topo.html