Kaguya laser altimeter topographic map of the Moon

Kaguya laser altimeter topographic map of the Moon
Kaguya laser altimeter topographic map of the Moon One of the prizes from JAXA's Kaguya mission to the Moon was a map of lunar topography far superior to anything that preceded it. Here, black indicates low elevations, reds medium elevations, and yellow to white the highest elevations. The map is centered on the lunar farside, which includes the south pole-Aitken basin (a huge depression at the bottom center of the map) and the highest terrain on the Moon, the mountainous area on the basin's rim. JAXA / SELENE

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