First-ever digital geological map of moon released by US Geological Survey

News: The United States Geological Survey (USGS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Lunar Planetary Institute released the ‘Unified Geologic Map of the Moon’


  • It is the first ever digital, unified, global, geological map of the moon
  • Scale: 1:5,000,000
  • Significance:
    • blueprint for future human missions 
    • source of research and analysis for the educators and the general public interested in lunar geology