Sometime, The United States had already presented a geological map of the MoonHowever, China surpassed that record by presenting a more detailed map and the largest one yet from the Earth’s satellite.
The Asian giant has published a new map at a scale of 1:2,500,000, the most detailed made so far, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Chinese scientists from the CAS Institute of Geochemistry and other research institutes and universities have created the map based on data from the Chang’e project and other data and research findings from international organizations.
The map includes 12,341 impact craters, 81 impact basins, 17 rock types, and 14 structure types, providing important background information for scientific research, exploration planning, and Moon landing site selection. reports Xinhua.