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Geological model for Boulder 1 at Station 2, South Massif, Valley of Taurus-LittrowA possible geological model for the origin and history of the materials that make up Boulder 1 is proposed on the basis of firm and probable regional, local, and boulder geological constraints. These constraints are described in detail, unresolved questions are considered, and a model is presented which appears to satisfy all the firm constraints and most of the probable constraints. According to this model, the crystallization of plagioclase and other ANT-suite phases now present in the boulder as clasts and matrix materials took place during the melted-shell stage of lunar history; the original rocks were greatly modified during the cratered-highland stage; and the events that determined the major characteristics of the boulder occurred during the large-basin stage.
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Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Schmitt, H. H.
(NASA Office of Energy Programs Washington, D.C., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: The Moon
Volume: 14
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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