Exploring the Moon

The first maps of the Moon were sketched by astronomers peering through telescopes. Over the last 60 years, we’ve been able to get a better look by sending spacecraft to orbit the Moon. In April 2020, scientists used all this information to make the first ever complete map of the Moon.

Sample of the Unified Geological Map of the Moon, 2020

Watch a video of the map here:

https://www.usgs.gov/media/videos/unified-geologic-map-moon

and download it here:

https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/search/map/Moon/Geology/Unified_Geologic_Map_of_the_Moon_GIS_v2

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