Lunar and Planetary Institute: Excellent video of the Lunar Surface


MoonAt today’s Royal Astronomical Society event on the Global Exploration Roadmap, speaker David Kring of the Lunar and Planetary Institute showed us a lovely video they have produced, giving a sweeping graphic of the lunar surface.

If you haven’t yet seen it, it’s worth three minutes of your time. I can’t embed it, so please go directly to the website here:

PS Interesting tid-bit: the video is done in colour. The last scene shows the Earth in the background, and you can see the contrast.

(Image on the right, from NASA, taken from Apollo 12.)

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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