China's new map of the moon captures lunar geologic features in incredible detail


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Scientists have created a new high-resolution map of the moon using data from China's recent lunar missions.

The detailed map was created using data primarily from China's Lunar Exploration Program collected over the past 15 years, and was supplemented by high-quality data from international exploration missions from the U.S., Japan and India.

It reveals geologic layers, structural features and a chronology of the moon's surface, and includes 12,341 impact craters, 81 impact basins, 17 rock types and 14 types of structures.