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Record 94 of 35746
Lunar science. [geophysics, mineralogy and evolution of moon]
Author and Affiliation:
Brett, R.(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Tex., United States)
Abstract: A review of the recent developments in lunar science summarizing the most important lunar findings and the known restraints on the theories of lunar evolution is presented. Lunar geophysics is discussed in sections dealing with the figure of the moon, mascons, and the lunar thermal regime; recent seismic studies and magnetic results are reported. The chemical data on materials taken from lunar orbit are analyzed, and the lunar geology is discussed. Special attention is accorded the subject of minerology, reflecting the information obtained from lunar samples of both mare and nonmare origin. A tentative timetable of lunar events is proposed, and the problem of the moon's origin is briefly treated.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1973
Document ID:
19740057982
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 74A40732
Subject Category: SPACE SCIENCES
Document Type: Collected Works
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 35p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: GEOPHYSICS; LUNAR EVOLUTION; LUNAR GEOLOGY; SELENOLOGY; BASALT; LUNAR MAGNETIC FIELDS; LUNAR MARIA; LUNAR ROCKS; LUNAR SURFACE; MASCONS; MINERALOGY; MOONQUAKES
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Essays in physics. Volume 5. London and New York, Academic Press, 1973, p. 1-35.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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