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Apr 12, 2012

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

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 dollars.) 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 new $100 globe.

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 Visa card, because the moon doesn't take American Express. More here.

13 comments:

R said...

Interesting news!

ben268 said...

I want one, immediately!

Mute (horror) said...

Want because of reason o.o

AltMusicFanNL said...

This is awesome! Want!

Veganchan said...

Awesome! I once heard about conspiracy theory that declared the moon is in reality a brightly coloured planet and that media and government depicts it as black/white for some reason. Can't remember, but it was a good amount of fun reading that. :-D

John Ebin said...

nice

Trolske said...

Looks a bit like a miniature deathstar :D

YeamieWaffles said...

This is seriously cool, I'd actually love to have one of these bad boys.

HellaFunctional said...

Yes please

Electric Addict said...

looks cool

Jim said...

Nice product, I'd like to have one.

Omnislash said...

Nice, I'd put this next to my globe!

Shockgrubz said...

I want to put a big red 'X' where they're going to plant the first Domino's.