Don't Forget To Pack This Highly-Detailed Moon Globe For Your Next Lunar Vacation

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Space tourism is just getting under way, but before we know it spending a weekend on the moon will be commonplace. (If you have a kabillion pounds.) So in addition to warm socks, you'll want to make sure you pack Sky & Telescope's new detailed Moon Globe if you're planning to explore.

Previous moon globes have used airbrushed artistic renderings of the moon's surface, which aren't incredibly accurate. But Sky & Telescope used over 15,000 images snapped by Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter when creating the imagery for its fancy new globe. As you can see in the shot below with the new version on the left, the moon is no longer just a big gray dot.

Don't Forget To Pack This Highly-Detailed Moon Globe For Your Next Lunar Vacation

Thanks to over 850 labels, you can also use the globe to easily find all the neat touristy locales, including craters, valleys, and even the Apollo landing sites. And remember, besides the globe you'll also want to pack your credit card, because the moon doesn't take cash. [Sky & Telescope via The Verge]