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Compositional heterogeneity within a dumbbell-shaped Apollo 15 green glass: Evidence for simultaneous eruption of different magmasThe Apollo 15 green glasses that occur most prominently in 15425, 15426, and 15427 consist of compositionally distinct groups. The six groups that have thus far been defined are thought to represent different batches of magma that were erupted as fire-fountains, probably at different times in lunar history; although isotopic analyses of representative glasses within some of these groups have not yet found any differences in age at the +/- 100 Ma precision. While the petrogenesis of these picritic magmas has been contentious, the discovery of a compositionally heterogeneous, dumbbell-shaped green glass raises additional questions and problems about their origin.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Delano, J. W.
(State Univ. of New York Albany, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 1: A-F
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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