Open Data

A Global Catalog LU1319373 of Lunar Craters (≥ 1 km)

A global crater catalog LU1319373 that includes approximately 1.32 million lunar craters with diameters ≥ 1 km. The crater catalog also include 3D morphometric data on the craters.

This version of the crater catalog LU1319373 includes the following information for each crater:

  • Longitude and latitude coordinates of the center;
  • Crater diameter;
  • Crater depth.

The lunar crater catalog LU1319373 can be downloaded from here.

Please cite the following reference for using the crater catalog LU1319373.

Wang, Y., Wu, B., Xue, H., Li, X., Ma, J., 2021. An improved global catalog of lunar impact craters (≥1 km) with 3D morphometric information and updates on global crater analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 126, e2020JE006728.

Rock Measurements at Zhurong Landing Site on Mars

The dataset includes ortho-image mosaics and rock measurements at the Zhurong landing site on Sols 3-6 and Sol 40.

The ortho-image mosaics were generated by photogrammetric processing of the stereo images taken by the Navigation and Terrain Camera (NaTeCam) onboard the Zhurong rover. Based on the ortho-image mosaics, rocks (≥ 5 cm) were measured with their diameters and areas, which indicated a rock abundance of ~ 5% at the Zhurong landing site. Details can be found in the related publication (Chen et al., 2022).

The dataset can be downloaded from here.

Please cite the following reference for using the rock dataset.

Chen, Z., Wu, B., Wang, Y., Liu, S., Li, Z., Yang, C., Dong, J., Rao, W., 2022. Rock abundance and erosion rate at the Zhurong landing site in southern Utopia Planitia on Mars. Earth and Space Science, 9, 8, e2022EA002252.

Maps of Ganymede: New Control Point Network, Global Mosaic, DEMs

Set of multilingual maps of Ganymede based on photogrammetric processing of the best images provided by different space missions to Jupiter system – Voyager -1,2, Galileo and JUNO.

The previous control point network (CPN) of Ganymede was updated, and now includes more than 2,050 points. Based on updated CPN, a new mosaic and local DEMs with a vertical resolution of better than 1 km were obtained. Using these data multilingual maps of Ganymede were created: a global map (with equatorial and polar regions) and detailed large scale maps of selected sites of interest (surroundings of Tros crater, Phrygia Sulcus and Enki catena). Details can be found in the related publications (Zubarev et al., 2022; Melnikova et al., 2022).

The maps can be downloaded from here.

Please cite the following references for using the maps:

M.A. Melnikova, V.A. Nerusin, A.E. Zubarev, I.E. Nadezhdina, A.Yu. Zharkova, N.A. Slodarzh, 2022. New global mosaic of Ganymede, detailed DEMs and maps. 13th Moscow Solar System Symposium, Space Research Institute (IKI), 13MS3-GP-PS-03, p. 209.

A.E. Zubarev, I.E. Nadezhdina, N.A. Slodarzh, 2022. Updated Ganymede control point network based on JUNO mission data. 13th Moscow Solar System Symposium, Space Research Institute (IKI), 13MS3-GP-02, p. 202.









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