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Using Measurements of Topography to Infer Rates of Crater Degradation and Surface Evolution on the Moon and Mercury
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Author and Affiliation:
Fassett, Caleb(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Crowley, Lindy(Wellesley Coll., MA, United States)
Leight, Clarissa(Mount Holyoke Coll., South Hadley, MA, United States)
Dyar, Darby(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Minton, David(Purdue Univ., Fort Wayne, IN, United States)
Hirabayashi, Toshi(Purdue Univ., Fort Wayne, IN, United States)
Thomson, Brad(Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN, United States)
Watters, Wesley(Wellesley Coll., MA, United States)
Abstract: Motivating questions: 1. How does the topography of airless bodies evolve? 2. What is the relative rate on the Moon and Mercury? 3. Can we constrain the age of features and units from their topography?
Publication Date: Dec 12, 2017
Document ID:
20170011721
(Acquired Dec 21, 2017)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION; GEOPHYSICS
Report/Patent Number: MSFC-E-DAA-TN50154
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: AGU Fall Meeting 2017; 11-15 Dec. 2017; New Orleans, LA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Geophysical Union; Washington, DC, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNN12AA01C
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 22p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Portions of the document may include copyright protected material
NASA Terms: LUNAR CRATERS; PLANETARY CRATERS; PLANETARY GEOLOGY; LUNAR GEOLOGY; LUNAR TOPOGRAPHY; LANDFORMS; IMPACT DAMAGE; DEGRADATION; RATES (PER TIME); PLANETARY SURFACES; MERCURY (PLANET); MOON; LUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER; MESSENGER (SPACECRAFT); LASER ALTIMETERS; CAMERAS; PLANETARY EVOLUTION; IMPACT VELOCITY
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