Anthropogenic (man-made) Features on the Moon
Coordinates of anthropogenic (man-made) objects on the Moon as measured by Wagner, et al. (2017) using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) NAC images combined with Earth-based laser-ranging measurements. These objects include soft-landed spacecraft, rovers, deployed scientific payloads, and spacecraft impact craters. More recent anthropogenic objects have also been included. Some objects are excluded if we have not yet located them in LROC NAC imagery. Coordinates for retroreflectors are from laser ranging; all other coordinates were calculated as described in Wagner et al. (2017). For more information, refer to: Wagner, R. V., Nelson, D. M., Plescia, J. B., Robinson, M. S., Speyerer, E. J., & Mazarico, E. (2017). Coordinates of anthropogenic features on the Moon. Icarus, 283, 92-103. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.05.011
When citing this product, use the following reference: Wagner, R. V., Nelson, D. M., Plescia, J. B., Robinson, M. S., Speyerer, E. J., & Mazarico, E. (2017). Coordinates of anthropogenic features on the Moon. Icarus, 283, 92-103. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.05.011
Point shapefiles are available in the IAU Moon 2000 Geographic Coordinate System in both the -180 to 180 and 0 to 360 longitude domains.
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Last updated: 2021-04-26