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Global Tectonics on GanymedeThree large basin surroundings on Ganymede located on grooved terrains, which are supposed to be intensely tectonized areas were studied. All rectilinear morphological elements such as ridges, block edges; and parts of scarps were mapped. The geometric properties (grid pattern) characteristics were determined and a history for the formation of the Ganymede basins studied is proposed. Results indicate that the grooved terrains are very surficial layers, and that their formation does not significantly affect, disturb or rotate the basement. This is in agreement with the conclusion obtained from completely different data (crosscutting relationships between groove sets and their basements).
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Legacy CDMS
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Thomas, P. G.
(Paris XI Univ. Orsay, France)
Forni, O. P.
(Paris XI Univ. Orsay, France)
Masson, P. L.
(Paris XI Univ. Orsay, France)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program, 1984
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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