Astrogeology Science Center

Panarama from Apollo 17 showing NASA astronaut and former USGS scientist, Jack Schmitt
Panarama from Apollo 17 showing NASA astronaut and former USGS scientist, Jack Schmitt
USGS Shaded-relief Map of the Lunar Surface
USGS Shaded-relief Map of the Lunar Surface

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center produced the first high-quality maps of the Moon, thus enabling the Apollo astronauts to land safely on the lunar surface. For more information on the team's research, cartography, geologic and mission work involving the Moon, please visit the links to the right.