It’s the end of another tough week, time to escape to a far-away destination. But why limit yourself to earth? NASA has put together this beautiful high definition tour of the moon, using the data from their Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft:

But be careful — if you see a large, black monolith, you may end up in a room resembling the one recently assembled for display at the National Air and Space Museum. The exhibit, “The Barmecide Feast”, marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001. Evolve at your own risk.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.

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After the week that just passed, bring on The Monolith. We need all of the help from intelligent life we can get …

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