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Unified Geologic Map Of The Moon

Unified Geologic Map Of The Moon:

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) in partnership with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Lunar Planetary Institute has released a new comprehensive map of the Moon, called the ‘Unified Geologic Map of the Moon’.

  • The new map showcases the Moon in a 1:50,00,000-scale size, and is claimed to come handy to researchers, scientists, students and the general public.
  • The map has been created with the help of the information gathered from six Apollo-era regional maps.
  • It also uses data from recently held satellite missions to the Moon.
  • This new map will serve as the “definitive blueprint of the Moon’s surface geology for future human missions.”
  • It will come handy to understand the surface of the Moon.
  • The map will also help researchers learn the history behind the formations located on the Moon’s surface.
  • Earlier, a leftover piece of a spacecraft flying through space reportedly hit the surface of the moon creating a new crater that may be around 65 feet wide (lunar crater).