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Lunar magnetism
External Online Source: doi:10.1038/307661a0
Author and Affiliation:
Hood, L. L.(Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ, United States)
Sonett, C. P.(Arizona, University, Tucson, AZ, United States)
Srnka, L. J.(Lunar and Planetary Institute, Exxon Production Research Co.)
Abstract: Aspects of lunar paleomagnetic and electromagnetic sounding results which appear inconsistent with the hypothesis that an ancient core dynamo was the dominant source of the observed crustal magnetism are discussed. Evidence is summarized involving a correlation between observed magnetic anomalies and ejecta blankets from impact events which indicates the possible importance of local mechanisms involving meteoroid impact processes in generating strong magnetic fields at the lunar surface. A reply is given to the latter argument which also presents recent evidence of a lunar iron core.
Publication Date: Feb 16, 1984
Document ID:
19840053931
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 84A36718
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Nature (ISSN 0028-0836); 307; 661
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NASW-3389
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Arizona Univ.; Tucson, AZ, United States
Lunar and Planetary Inst.; Houston, TX, United States
Exxon Production Research Company; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: DYNAMO THEORY; LUNAR CRUST; LUNAR MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC ANOMALIES; PALEOMAGNETISM; EJECTA; LUNAR CORE; LUNAR CRATERS; LUNAR EVOLUTION
Imprint And Other Notes: Nature (ISSN 0028-0836), vol. 307, Feb. 16, 1984, p. 661, 662; Author's Reply, p. 662.
Miscellaneous Notes: 662; Author's Reply, p. 662
Availability Source: Other Sources
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