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AstroReality’s Interactive Lunar Model is the Closest You Will Ever Get to the Moon

The AstroReality Lunar Model is a 1/28,969,000 scale high definition 3D printed model of the Moon that you can hold in your hands. It’s built with the most accurate 3D printing technology available in the market, which means it is modeled with 0.006 millimeters per pixel precise renderings of the moon’s surface based on data captured by NASA’s Lunar Orbiter science team.

This world’s first lunar smart model features a high-resolution topography, where each topographic feature, each crater, is perfected by hand before it is finished with hand applied colors and a safe, protective coating.

Using advanced Augmented Reality technology, the AstroReality Lunar Model paired with the AstroReality app allows you to learn captivating facts, simulate Moon missions, learn trivia and embark on personalized lunar adventures from your home or the classroom.

The AstroReality Lunar Model will be launching on Indiegogo.com on July 11, 2017.

according to The Moon’s own Wikipedia:

The topography of the Moon has been measured with laser altimetry and stereo image analysis.[47] Its most visible topographic feature is the giant far-side South Pole–Aitken basin, some 2,240 km (1,390 mi) in diameter, the largest crater on the Moon and the second-largest confirmed impact crater in the Solar System.[48][49] At 13 km (8.1 mi) deep, its floor is the lowest point on the surface of the Moon.[48][50] The highest elevations of the Moon’s surface are located directly to the northeast, and it has been suggested might have been thickened by the oblique formation impact of the South Pole–Aitken basin.[51] Other large impact basins, such as Imbrium, Serenitatis, Crisium, Smythii, and Orientale, also possess regionally low elevations and elevated rims.[48] The far side of the lunar surface is on average about 1.9 km (1.2 mi) higher than that of the near side.[1]

The discovery of fault scarp cliffs by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter suggest that the Moon has shrunk within the past billion years, by about 90 metres (300 ft).[52] Similar shrinkage features exist on Mercury.

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