The USGS Astrogeology Science Center, in collaboration with NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute has mapped the entire lunar surface. Called the “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon,” the project serves as the definitive survey of the moon’s surface geology for future human missions and will be invaluable for the scientific community, educators, and the general public. The digital map is available online now and shows the moon’s geology in incredible detail (1:5,000,000 scale).
“People have always been fascinated by the moon and when we might return,” said current USGS Director and former NASA astronaut Jim Reilly. “So, it’s wonderful to see USGS create a resource that can help NASA with their planning for future missions.”
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