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Example of Output (1): Geological Map of the South Pole Aitken Basin on the Moon

The result of the analysis of Kaguya’s spectroscopic observation data. Quote from Ohtake et al. (GRL, 2014): The colors indicate differences of mineral/element composition. At the South Pole Aitken Basin, the largest in Solar System, excavation by an impact of planetary body reached the mantle (or the deepest part of the crust). The geological map of this exceptional location provides important information for research on the origin and evolution of the Moon and contributes to the selection of landing and exploration points.

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Example of Output (2): Distribution of Sunlight Duration in the South Pole area of the Moon

The result of the analysis of combined observation data from Kaguya and LRO (USA). The center of the diagram indicates the South Pole. Colors indicate the number of days of continuous sunlight. Black is permanent shadow. Blue is about 15 days. White indicates more than 30 days. Red squares indicate beneficial locations for exploration from the viewpoint including the slope of the ground surface and telecommunication with the Earth in addition to the duration of continuous sunlight.