This image provided by NASA Friday Dec. 17, 2010 shows a topographic map of the moon's northern hemisphere from data provided by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter on board NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance ... more 
This image provided by NASA Friday Dec. 17, 2010 shows a topographic map of the moon's northern hemisphere from data provided by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter on board NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. NASA's LRO is allowing researchers to create the most precise and complete map to date of the moon's complex, heavily cratered landscape according to scientists. The false colors indicate elevation: red areas are highest and blue lowest. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By NASA/GSFC
Sat, Dec 18, 2010 2:31 AM EST