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Geologic map of the Schickard Quadrangle of the Moon

January 9, 2023

The Schickard quadrangle lies in the southwest quadrant of the near side of the moon between Mare Humorum to the northeast, the Orientale multi-ring basin to the northwest, and the crater Tycho to the east. A northward-trending arcuate chain of large craters occurs along the south and west margins of the quadrangle and includes the 180 km wide crater Schickard, the most conspicuous feature in the quadrangle. The region is part of the southern highlands lunar province and is characterized by rugged and complex topography, 40 percent of which is uplands rising as much as 1600 meters above irregular patches of smooth plains and mare.

Publication Year 2023
Title Geologic map of the Schickard Quadrangle of the Moon
DOI 10.5066/P9D80L8Y
Authors T. N. V. Karlstrom
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center