20 things to see on the Moon: An observer’s guide to lunar names

For over 400 years, legions of lunar cartographers have been surveying the surface of the Moon — first by telescope and then by spacecraft — charting and naming its features. The resulting lunar map is constantly evolving. Over time, new names are added while existing names are dropped or changed after research shows a featureContinue reading "20 things to see on the Moon: An observer’s guide to lunar names" The post 20 things to see on the Moon: An observer’s guide to lunar names appeared first on Astronomy Magazine.

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20 things to see on the Moon: An observer’s guide to lunar names

For over 400 years, legions of lunar cartographers have been surveying the surface of the Moon — first by telescope and then by spacecraft — charting and naming its features. The resulting lunar map is constantly evolving. Over time, new names are added while existing names are dropped or changed after research shows a featureContinue reading "20 things to see on the Moon: An observer’s guide to lunar names"

The post 20 things to see on the Moon: An observer’s guide to lunar names appeared first on Astronomy Magazine.

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