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Lunar Seismic Profiling ExperimentThe Apollo 17 lunar seismic profiling experiment was conducted to record the vibrations of the lunar surface as induced by explosive charges, the thrust of the lunar module ascent engine, and the crash of the lunar module ascent stage. Analysis of the data obtained made it possible to determine the internal characteristics of the lunar crust to a depth of several kilometers. The test equipment used in the experiment is described. Maps showing the location of the geophones and the deployed explosive packages are provided. Samples of the seismic signals recorded by the lunar seismic profiling experiment geophones are included.
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Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Robert L. Kovach
(Stanford University Stanford, United States)
Joel S.Watkins
(Texas State University San Marcos, United States)
Pradeep Talwani
(Stanford University Stanford, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: Apollo 17 Preliminary Science Report
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Subject Category
Space Sciences
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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