What is the most recent and comprehensive lunar craters catalog which contains information about their depths as well as diameters?

  • $\begingroup$ I'd be especially interested in small polar craters which are eternally shadowed, the coldest places in the Solar System where water ice might be available. It is challenging for a rover to operate in an area without solar energy. But there maybe are small such craters which a rover can traverse in a matter of hours on battery power? $\endgroup$
    – LocalFluff
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 7:12
  • $\begingroup$ @LocalFluff Why not ask that as a separate question? Shackleton crater fits your requirements, except that it's pretty big so your rovers better be fast if they're to traverse it in a matter of hours. :) Otherwise, small craters tend to be too shallow and charged particle radiation moves too close to its surface even if the source is lateral to it, so electromagnetic interaction prevents long-term embedding of volatiles in topmost regolith. $\endgroup$
    – TildalWave
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 13:11

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Lunar crater catalogs usually offer the latitude, longitude and diameter of the craters as only these can be measured directly.

However, the topography has been used to determine the depth in some cases.

This wiki has a history and list of lunar craters.


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