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The Lunar Pro is the ‘best way to explore the moon’ on a budget

The next time you promise someone the moon, you’ll actually be able to follow through. The Lunar Pro ($219), from San Francisco–based AstroReality, is an “astonishingly” detailed hand-painted replica of Earth’s satellite made of solid polyresin, and “it’s as much a work of art as it is a learning tool.” Each orb “feels satisfyingly heavy when you pick it up,” and all the tactile details —­ craters, plains, extinct volcanoes —­ derive from precise NASA data. Paired with an app that supplies information about every centimeter of surface, the Lunar Pro has suddenly become “the best way to explore the moon if you don’t have an Apollo-size budget.”