NASA Has Completed the Highest-Resolution Map of the Moon Ever

By Jesus Diaz on at

Using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has created the highest-resolution, most accurate map of the surface of the moon ever. Great. Now let's pick a spot to park our spaceships and let's get back there pronto.

According to NASA, the topographic map created by a team at Arizona State University in Tempe, USA, "shows the surface shape and features over nearly the entire moon with a pixel scale close to 100 meters."

According to NASA, it will get sightly better. This model uses the first year of stereo data from LRO. Adding the second year of data, they will be able to fill the small gaps in the current map. [NASA]