Don't Forget To Pack This Moon Globe On Your Next Lunar Holiday

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 Moon Globe.

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 $US100 globe. As you can see in the shot below, with the new version on the left, the moon is no longer just a big grey dot.

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. [Sky & Telescope via [The Verge]