North Side of the Moon

by Space Editions

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Artist Statement

 

This stunning, almost floral map is among the first of the prismatic planetary maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey between 1971 to 1997. Commissioned by NASA, geologists were charged with mapping the moon to ensure safe landings for astronauts, but also to pinpoint areas of interest for future research. Dr. Baerbel Lucchitta was the geologist who led the mapping of the north side of the moon. Dr. Lucchitta—after whom there is a glacier in Antarctica named Lucchitta, as well as an asteroid named Baerbel—was one of the first women in the field of astrogeology. The north side was her first assignment with the U.S.G.S.; Mars and the first map of Europa soon followed. (Wow.) For her geographically and aesthetically meticulous work, she was awarded the Geological Society of America, Planetary Geology Division, G.K. Gilbert Award. Dr. Lucchitta was the first woman to receive it.

 

Space Editions

 

Around 20x200 HQ, we've been talking about space: romantic notions of the great unknown, iconic and uplifting moments in history, how it shapes our vision of the future, since the mournful end of the shuttle program. Here's our curated a collection of images from the NASA archive.

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For our Vintage Editions series, our curators scour historical archives for both timeless classics and heretofore unseen gems. These images come back to life as exhibition-quality prints now available to everyone. As a bonus, purchasing equals patronage: Ten percent of the sales from Vintage Editions prints goes directly into the 20x200 Artist Fund, which helps support our current roster of artists. That furthers one of our core missions: helping more artists make a living by making work.

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