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space + pixels

places to go
nobody to see
If you like space, you'll love my the 12,000 billion light-year map of clusters, superclusters and voids. Find the biggest nothings in Boötes and Eridanus.
She looks like the Moon
and I can be the world

The Moon, near side

Expect stunning vistas, infinite line of sight and zero fresh air. Bring a space suit.

The map is based on the 3.6 gigapixel image of the near side of the moon taken by the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter Camera. Topological annotations taken from Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). The resolution is 100 meters per pixel.

Martin Krzywinski @MKrzywinski mkweb.bcgsc.ca
Icons and typography for lunar topological features.

Links in the list below point to the approved list of features of each type by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).

  5434 satellite features
   919 craters
   116 rimae (grooves)
    83 landing site locations
    42 montes (mountains)
    39 dorsa (ridges)
    18 maria (seas)
    17 lacūs (lakes)
    12 valles valles (valleys)
    11 sinūs (bays)
    11 catenae (crater chains)
     9 promontoriapromontoria (high point)
     8 rupēs (faults)
     6 lunar modules
     3 paludes paludes (fields)
     2 fictional features
     1 albedo feature
     1 planitia (plain)
     1 oceanus (ocean)
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  6733 places

The counts include only features on the near side of the Moon.