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    Full moon exploration

    Crawford, Ian and Fagents, S.A. and Joy, K.H. (2007) Full moon exploration. Astronomy and Geophysics 48 (3), 3.18-3.21. ISSN 1366-8781.

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    The Moon is a promising science target, made a priority in recent space exploration plans. So far, polar landing sites have been preferred, but many promising scientific objectives lie elsewhere. Here we summarize the potential value of one such scientific target, northern Oceanus Procellarum, which includes basalts of a wide range of ages. Studying these would allow refinement of the lunar stratigraphy and chronology, and a better understanding of lunar mantle evolution. We consider how exploration of such areas might be achieved in the context of lunar exploration plans.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Astronomy and Geophysics ©: 2007, Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2019 09:52
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:53


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