Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photos

Phil Plait, of the famed Bad Astronomy blog, points out the first of the photos from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. They are a Science Fiction writer’s equivalent of space porn. Sleek, sexy photos loaded with details. As Phil says, “That’s like looking out your airplane window… if you were over the frakking Moon!”

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Incidentally, for those of you writing SF set in space, the Bad Astronomy blog is a wealth of resources and story ideas. It will also do much to save you from having bad astronomy in your fiction.