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China publishes the world’s first high-resolution geological lunar atlas


(ECNS) — China has released a series 1:2.5 million moon geological atlas on sunday. It is the world’s first complete high-resolution geological lunar atlas, providing basic map data for future lunar research and exploration.

The atlas was jointly compiled by academician Ouyang Ziyuan and researcher Liu Jianzhong from the Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with scientists and cartographers from Jilin University, Shandong University, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), the Geological Institute of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences and the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The compilation work started in 2012.

The research and compilation team stated that the high resolution geological lunar atlas is composed in both Chinese and English.

The main map identifies and highlights 12,341 impact craters, 81 impact basins, 17 types of rocks and 14 types of structures on the global moon. set up a classification system for the subcategories of pelvic structure.

An unveiling ceremony for the release of 1:2.5 million moon geological atlas will be held in Beijing, April 21, 2024. (Photo/China News Service)