Scientists Have Created
A new high-resolution map of the moon using data from China's recent lunar missions.
The Detailed Map Was Created
Using data primarily from China's Lunar Exploration Program collected over the past 15 years
And Was Also Supplemented
By high-quality data from international exploration missions from the U.S., Japan and India.
It Reveals Geologic Layers
Structural features and a chronology of the moon's surface, and includes 12,341 impact craters, 81 impact basins, 17 rock types and 14 types of structures.
The Map Reflects
"The evolution of lunar crust under igneous processes, catastrophic impacts and volcanic activities,"
Researchers Could Use
The new work for further lunar geologic mapping and landing site selection for future missions.
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