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High Resolution Global Topographic Map of the Moon
High Resolution Global Topographic Map of the Moon (click to enlarge)
 
 

High Resolution Global Topographic Map of the Moon

This new topographic map, from Arizona State University in Tempe, shows the surface shape and features over nearly the entire Moon with a pixel scale close to 100 m (328 feet). A single measure of elevation (one pixel) is about the size of two football fields placed side-by-side.


This map was created based on data acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's (LRO) WAC, which is part of the LROC imaging system. The LROC imaging system consists of two Narrow Angle Cameras (NACs) to provide high-resolution images, and the WAC to provide 100-m resolution images in seven color bands over a 57-km (35-mile) swath.


Last Update: 16 November 2011 (AMB)

Credit: GSFC/DLR/ASU



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Last Updated: 16 Nov 2011