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Gallery: Kingdom of DeMolay Luna Megaregion

At long last, we have arrived on the Moon! NASA DEM (Digital Elevation Model) data was used to create accurate height maps.  The data provided is 7 meters per pixel, so scale is a bit off (approx. 1m:50m), a bit like a table-top simulation of a large part (5km square) of the lunar surface. This is an expansion of an earlier single-sim project of the same surface elevation[video here].  1/8th gravity means this turbo-charged golf cart gets big air! Tons of fun can be had trying to jump across the many craters and basins.
Represented here are the Anderson, Freudlich, and Buys-Ballot craters on the South Pole of our celestial companion.

A Challenge: There is one source of water found in this landscape.  Find the water, and you have a source of Hydrogen and Oxygen to power the life-support systems for a Lunar Habitat!

Update: I found this curious video of a lunar landscape simulation with activities for NASA Education in SL (Oct. 2009).

 

 

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