Topographical Map of the Moon centering on the south pole
Colors represent altitude:
- purple (over 9,000 metres below surface level),
- blue (3,000 below),
- green (zero altitude),
- yellow (2,000 metres above surface level),
- orange (4,000 metres above)
- red (8,200 metres above).
A massive impact crater known as South Pole - Aitken basin is seen here as the purple and dark blue patch just below the south pole and is 2,500 kilometers in diameter.
Picture: SPL / Barcroft Media (via X )