Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Moon Rocks

The Bad Astronomer featured a document from JPL (NASA) about the Moon (you can download it, but it's a big one). Amid the esotery were some really great diagrams and pictures that even I could understand, such as the scale diagram of the Earth/Moon system, showing where the centre of gravity is located inside the earth (see my entry about planetary semantics below).

On page 21 is a fabo colour-coded topographic map of the far side of the moon. Now I have the inspiration I need for the pebble paperweight project that I have been planning. More pics as soon as I find time to start it! Here's a picture of the original pebble paperweight idea from the Embroiderer's Guild of the UK:

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