30 July 2020
The planned landing area is near Mons Rümker in Oceanus Procellarum. It is important to have a detailed geological analysis of the landing area prior to the lunar sample collection. The crater size-frequency distribution curve, combined with radioisotope dating of components of the returned sample by CE-5, may allow a refinement of the lunar chronology function. Based on a digital orthophoto map with a pixel size of 1.5 m generated from NASA's more than 700 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Narrow Angle Camera images of the CE-5 landing area, all impact craters larger than 200 m in diameter were extracted.
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link to paperMengna Jia, Zongyu Yue, Kaichang Di, Bin Liu, Jianzhong Liu, Gregory Michael; A catalogue of impact craters larger than 200 m and surface age analysis in the Chang'e-5 landing area; Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 541, 2020, 116272, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116272.