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Geologic map of the Aristoteles Quadrangle of the Moon

January 9, 2023

The Aristoteles quadrangle, located on the northeastern periphery of the Imbrium basin on the near side of the Moon, consist of four physiographic provinces: a northern mountainous belt, chiefly of lineated crater rims and other lineated terra; a middle-northern belt covered by mare material of Mare Frigoris; and a southern belt composed of mountainous material of diverse characteristics. The crater Aristoteles and its ejecta blanket dominate the southwestern part of the quadrangle, and ejecta from the crater Hercules (outside the quadrangle) covers a small part of the southeastern corner. Other prominent craters are Democritus, C. Mayer, Gartner, and Kane. Two probable centers of tectonism and volcanism are present in the southern mountainous belt.

Publication Year 2023
Title Geologic map of the Aristoteles Quadrangle of the Moon
DOI 10.5066/P9ZX8VOU
Authors B. K. Lucchitta
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center