This drawing by Scriven Bolton, a noted astronomical illustrator, accompanies a piece where he imagines taking the reader on a trip to the moon, which he calls "a scene of dreary desolation, but nevertheless one of sublime grandeur."
So, what's on the moon? In terms of life, he said, nothing. No atmosphere, no vegetation, no life. The sky perpetually black since there's nothing to refract the sunlight, making Earth all the brighter is it floats among the stars.
The landscape lies desolate, mountainous, and scarred with volcanic debris. Bolton puts it more eloquently than we ever could: "Indeed we realize that we are in touch with a world which is typical of a dream of lifelessness, an apparition denoting not death, but a world upon which life has never appeared."
Read the full story in "What's On the Moon?"