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Mercury 5M GIS Conversion v2

application/zip 710 MBMay 16 2016

These polygons are beased on the original created 1:5M geologic maps for Mercury as published in the late 80's and early 90's as created by several authors. The original GIS conversion was completed…

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Global Geologic Map of Ganymede, SIM3237

application/zip 102 MBFeb 11 2014

Ganymede is the largest satellite of Jupiter, and its icy surface has been formed through a variety of of impact cratering, tectonic, and possibly cryovolcanic processes. The history of…

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Lunar 1:5M Geologic Map Renovation, 2013

application/zip 280 MBMar 12 2013

These maps are a series of geologic maps that cover the entire Moon at a scale of 1:5,000,000 originally created in the 1970's. Because of increasing emphasis on lunar studies from recent orbital…

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Geologic Map of Io, SIM 3168

application/zip 268 MBMar 13 2012

Io, discovered by Galileo Galilei on January 7-13, 1610, is the innermost of the four Galilean satellites of the planet Jupiter. It is the most volcanically active object in the Solar System, as…

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Europa Voyager - Galileo SSI Global Mosaic 500m v2

application/isis 2 kBJan 01 2010

Product Information: This global map base of Europa utilizes the best image quality and moderate resolution coverage supplied by the Galileo SSI (Solid-State Imaging) instrument and Voyager 1 and 2.…

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Mars 15M Geologic Map GIS Renovation

application/zip 15 MBMar 01 2006

A digital adaptation of the hard-copy Viking Orbiter-based geologic maps of Mars. The western equatorial region was originally mapped by David H. Scott and K. L. Tanaka (USGS I-1802-A, 1986, 1:15M…

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Callisto Geologic Map

application/pdf 13 MBJan 05 1998

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Venus Geologic Map of the Lada Terra Quadrangle (V-56)

application/zip 348 MBFeb 13 2013

This publication provides a geological map of Lada Terra quadrangle (V56), a portion of the southern hemisphere of Venus that extends from lat 50° S. to 70° S. and from long 0° E. to 60° E. V56…

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Venus Geologic Map of the Snegurochka Planitia Quadrangle (V-1)

application/zip 105 MBFeb 12 2012

The Snegurochka Planitia region is a predominantly low-lying terrain that covers the north polar region of Venus, extending from lat 75° N. to 90° N. and from long 0° E. to 360° E. The plains…

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Venus Geologic Map of the Hecate Chasma Quadrangle (V-28)

application/pdf 17 MBFeb 12 2012

The Hecate Chasma quadrangle (V-28) extends from lat 0° to 25° N. and from long 240° E. to 270° E. The quadrangle was mapped at 1:5,000,000 scale as part of the National Aeronautics and Space…

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Planetary Caves

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/geology/planetary-caves

As USGS scientist and planetary cave enthusiast, Glen Cushing, points out, "Caves are important to the future of planetary exploration because they are believed to provide shelter from a range of…

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Interactive GIS Map of the Moon

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/facilities/mrctr/moon-online-map

Layers available for download from:USGS AstrogeologyData Portal: Astropediahistorical FTP downloads

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Photos

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/rpif/photos

The Regional Planetary Information Facility (RPIF) at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona is an archival repository for photographic evidence of space exploration and planetary…

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Moon Control Networks

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/maps/control-networks/moon

Lunar Orbiter Lunar Control Network 2004 The USGS worked to digitize and restore a global set of Lunar Orbiter images and to assemble this into a global digital Lunar Orbiter mosaic of the Moon. A…

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Mars Control Networks

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/maps/control-networks/mars

The U.S. Geological Survey has recently completed a final revised version of its 231 m/pixel global Viking image mosaic of Mars that has substantially improved geodetic accuracy compared to versions…

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NASA/USGS Planetary Geologic Mapping Program

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/groups/planetary-geologic-mapping-program

The Astrogeology Team at USGS provides coordination of NASA's planetary geologic mapping program. Geologic mapping investigations of any imaged planetary body (except Earth) are proposed to NASA's…

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Revisiting Lava Flow Simple Models

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/geology/revisiting-lava-flow-simple-models

Simple models relating the final dimensions of a lava flow to eruption parameters an lava rheology were used extensively in the 1980's but have fallen out of use in the terrestrial vocanology…

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Moon Pyroclastic Volcanism Project

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/geology/moon-pyroclastic-volcanism-project

Project Overview The goal of this research project is to advance our understanding of pyroclastic volcanism on the Moon using remote sensing data, primarily the high-spatial-resolution (~100 m/pixel)…

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Mars MER Microscopic Imager Surface Findings

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/geology/mars-mer-microscopic-imager-surface-findings

The Microscopic Imagers (MI) on the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have returned images of Mars with higher resolution than any previous camera system, allowing detailed…

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Venus Magellan Impact Crater Database

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/geology/venus-magellan-crater-database

The Crater Database The database tables include the name (where applied), coordinates, diameter, modification state, crater morphologic type, and mean elevation of 967 craters interpreted to be of…

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ISPRS 2001 The Accuracy, Stability and

ISPRS 2001 The Accuracy, Stability and "Value" of Geodetic Reference Parameters for Mars

application/pdf 51 kB

Recent geodetic observations of Mars by the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, particularly the altimetry and gravity experiments, have provided a new framework in which Mars may be geodetically…

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ISPRS 2003 Topography of Io: Methods to Mapping Local and Regional Geology

application/pdf 125 kB

On such a volcanically active world as Io, topography is especially important for understanding lava emplacement, mountain formation, internal dynamics, and volcanic history. Previously we have…

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ISPRS 2003 Utilizing GIS in Martian Impact Crater Studies

application/pdf 545 kB

The Mars Crater Morphology Consortium was formed in 1997 to facilitate exchange of martian impact crater data among researchers through standardizing nomenclature, integrating crater databases into…