Illustration for article titled The far side of the Moon at its most psychedelic

These are the most detailed relief maps of the Moon's far side ever created — NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the surface down to 30 meters. And thanks to false color (red=highest areas, blue=lowest) it's also our trippiest Moon yet.

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The pictures are a huge step towards an accurate lunar atlas — including the area where Apollo 15 landed. Images via Associated Press.

Illustration for article titled The far side of the Moon at its most psychedelic
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Illustration for article titled The far side of the Moon at its most psychedelic

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