17 September 2010
Vol 329, Issue 5998

About The Cover

Cover image expansion

COVER Topographic map of the Moon based on measurements from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter, showing the boundary between Oceanus Procellarum, a smooth, relatively young mare region on the western nearside (upper right), and the older, more heavily cratered highlands (center and lower left). Colors indicate increasing elevation from blue to red. The crescent-shaped Lorentz crater (center) is ~312 kilometers in diameter. See the Reports on pages 1504, 1507, and 1510. Image: NASA/LRO/LOLA/GSFC/MIT/Brown