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 a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


2 Thoughts on "A Tour of the Moon — Hey, What’s that Monolith?"

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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