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Traverse gravimeter experimentThe primary goal of the traverse gravimeter experiment (TGE) was to make relative gravity measurements at a number of sites in the Apollo 17 landing area and to use these measurements to obtain information about the geological substructure. A secondary goal was to obtain the value of the gravity at the landing site relative to an accurately known value on earth. Both these goals were successfully achieved by the experiment. A gravity tie has been obtained between the Taurus-Littrow landing site and the earth with an estimated accuracy of approximately 5 mgal. Relative gravity measurements that can be used to infer the substructure of the area have been obtained at stations visited during each period of extravehicular activity (EVA).
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
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Talwani, M.
(Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory Palisades, NY, United States)
Thompson, G.
(Stanford Univ. Palisades, NY, United States)
Dent, B.
(Stanford Univ.)
Kahle, H.
(Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory)
Buck, S.
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Johnson Space Center Apollo 17 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
Subject Category
Space Sciences
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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