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31st May 2019 - Updated 15th May 2020
Copernicus is a complex crater on the Moon about 96 km in diameter, located south of the Imbrium basin. It has an almost circular shape, a central peak, a flat floor and well developed wall terraces. Tusberti et al. used a variety of data to identify various units and features, enabling them to generate a geological map, resulting in an output at 1:400.000 scale. Among the units mapped are: 5 main floor units (Hummocky material 1, Hummocky material 2, Smooth material 1, Smooth material 2, Central Peak material) mapped both using morphology and spectral information; 2 main Wall units (Terraces and Gentle Scarps, Steep Scarps) and Linear landforms such as Open fractures or Rim and Wall faults.
Figure 5: Copernicus crater geologic map, source: https://data.planmap.eu/pub/moon/PM-MOO-MS-Copernicus
This map substitutes for the Nili Fossae study that had been suggested in the initial DoA. We have dropped Nili Fossae because it is no longer a candidate landing site.
Figure 7: Arsinoes and Pyrrhae Chaos geological map, source: https://data.planmap.eu/pub/mars/PM-MAR-MS-Arsinoes