Astrogeology Science Center

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Orange material in the Sulpicius Gallus formation at the southwestern edge of Mare Serenitatis

Orange and red materials were observed and photographed in the dark mantle of the Sulpicius Gallus Formation on the southwestern rim of the Serenitatis basin. These materials occur only within the dark mantle that overlies old rilled mare and highland units and are absent on the younger mare unit in this area. Orange and red materials occur...

Lucchitta, Baerbel K.; Schmitt, H.H.

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Apollo lunar sounder experiment

The scientific objectives of the Apollo lunar sounder experiment (ALSE) are (1) mapping of subsurface electrical conductivity structure to infer geological structure, (2) surface profiling to determine lunar topographic variations, (3) surface imaging, and (4) measuring galactic electromagnetic radiation in the lunar environment. The ALSE was a...

Phillips, R.J.; Adams, G.F.; Brown, W.E.; Eggleton, R.E.; Jackson, P.; Jordan, R.; Linlor, W.I.; Peeples, W.J.; Porcello, L.J.; Ryu, J.; Schaber, G.; Sill, W.R.; Thompson, T.W.; Ward, S.H.; Zelenka, J.S.
Apollo lunar sounder experiment; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Phillips, R. J.; Adams, G. F.; Brown, W. E., Jr.; Eggleton, R. E.; Jackson, P. ; Jordan, R. ; Linlor, W. I.; Peeples, W. J.; Porcello, L. J.; Ryu, J. ; Schaber, G. ; Sill, W. R.; Thompson, T. W.; Ward, S. H.; Zelenka, J. S.

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Crater studies: Part A: lunar crater morphometry

Morphometry, the quantitative study of shape, complements the visual observation and photointerpretation in analyzing the most outstanding landforms of the Moon, its craters (refs. 32-1 and 32-2). All three of these interpretative tools, which were developed throughout the long history of telescopic lunar study preceding the Apollo Program, will...

Pike, Richard J.
Crater studies: Part A: lunar crater morphometry; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Pike, Richard J.

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Mare ridges and related studies: Part C: lunar thrust faults in the Taurus-Littrow region

"Wrinkle ridges" in the Taurus-Littrow region along the eastern margin of the Mare Serenitatis appear very fresh and are probably among the youngest on the Moon. They include both mare ridges and similar-looking one-sided scarps. Evidence will be presented here to suggest that these ridges and scarps may be anticlines and thrust faults that...

Howard, K.A.; Muehlberger, W.R.
Mare ridges and related studies: Part C: lunar thrust faults in the Taurus-Littrow region; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Howard, K. A.; Muehlberger, W. R.

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Mare ridges and related studies: Part D: small structures of the Taurus-Littrow region

Apollo 17 permission geologic studies of the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon revealed numerous small structures, in both mare and terra, having somewhat similar morphologies and variously resembling fault scarps, flow fronts, and mare ridges. Many of these features are too small to be identified on Lunar Orbiter IV photographs, which provided...

Scott, David H.
Mare ridges and related studies: Part D: small structures of the Taurus-Littrow region; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Scott, David H.

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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 17 landing site

The Apollo 17 lunar module (LM) landed on the flat floor of a deep valley that embays the mountainous highlands at the eastern rim of the Serenitatis basin. Serenitatis, the site of a pronounced mascon, is one of the major multi-ringed basins on the near side of the Moon. The Taurus-Littrow valley, which is radial to the Serenitatis basis, is...

Muehlberger, W.R.; Batson, R.M.; Cernan, E.A.; Freeman, V.L.; Hait, M.H.; Holt, H.E.; Howard, K.A.; Jackson, E.D.; Larson, K.B.; Reed, V.S.; Rennilson, J.J.; Schmitt, H.H.; Scott, D.H.; Sutton, R.L.; Stuart-Alexander, D.; Swann, G.A.; Trask, N.J.; Ulrich, G.E.; Wilshire, H.G.; Wolfe, E.W.
Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 17 landing site; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report; Muehlberger, W. R.; Batson, R. M.; Cernan, E. A.; Freeman, V. L.; Hait, M. H.; Holt, H. E.; Howard, K. A.; Jackson, E. D.; Larson, K. B.; Reed, V. S.; Rennilson, J. J.; Schmitt, H. H.; Scott, D. H.; Sutton, R. L.; Stuart-Alexander, D. ; Swann, G. A.; Trask, N. J.; Ulrich, G. E.; Wilshire, H. G.; Wolfe, E. W.

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Preliminary geologic investigation of the landing site: Appendix A: lunar surface orientations of Apollo 17 rock samples

The lunar surface orientations of some of the Apollo 17 rock samples at the time of their collection (table 6-V) are shown in this appendix (figs. 6-65 to 6-87). These orientations were determined by correlating lunar photographs of samples before collection with shapes and shadow characteristics of the same samples in the LRL under oblique...

Sutton, R.L.
Preliminary geologic investigation of the landing site: Appendix A: lunar surface orientations of Apollo 17 rock samples; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Sutton, R. L.

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Remote sensing and photogrammetric studies: Appendix to Part C: effect of photogrammetric reading error on slope-frequency distributions

Lunar slope-frequency distributions obtained by photogrammetric techniques are compared with results from the bistatic-radar investigations of the Apollo 14, 15, and 16 missions (refs. 33-16, 33-17, and 33-32) and of Explorer 35 (ref. 33-27). Algebraic standard deviations of slope-frequency distributions from photogrammetric data are equivalent to...

Moore, H.J.; Wu, Sherman S.C.
Remote sensing and photogrammetric studies: Appendix to Part C: effect of photogrammetric reading error on slope-frequency distributions; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report; Moore, H. J.; Wu, Sherman S. C.

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Remote sensing and photogrammetric studies: Part A: remote sensing of Mare Serenitatis

Mare Serenitatis is a circular mare approximately 600 km in diameter in the northeast quadrant of the lunar near side. It occupies an old multi-ringed basin (refs. 33-1 and 33-2) and is the site of a prominent mascon (ref. 33-3). A conspicuous dark annulus in this mare prompted subdivision of the mare materials into different stratigraphic units...

Thompson, T.W.; Howard, K.A.; Shorthill, R.W.; Tyler, G.L.; Zisk, S.H.; Whitaker, E.A.; Schaber, G.G.; Moore, H.J.
Remote sensing and photogrammetric studies: Part A: remote sensing of Mare Serenitatis; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Thompson, T. W.; Howard, K. A.; Shorthill, R. W.; Tyler, G. L.; Zisk, S. H.; Whitaker, E. A.; Schaber, G. G.; Moore, H. J.

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Remote sensing and photogrammetric studies: Part B: calibration of radar data from apollo 17 and other mission results

A large quantity of data on backscattered polarized and depolarized radar echoes from the Moon has been collected from Earth at 3.8-cm wavelength (ref. 33-23). Depolarized echoes are particularly interesting because theory indicates that relatively strong depolarized echoes can be caused by the following factors.

Moore, H.J.; Zisk, S.H.
Remote sensing and photogrammetric studies: Part B: calibration of radar data from apollo 17 and other mission results; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Moore, H. J.; Zisk, S. H.

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Remote sensing and photogrammetric studies: Part C: comparison between photogrammetric and bistatic-radar slope-frequency distributions

Stereoscopic photographs taken by the metric and panoramic cameras can be used to obtain information on the roughness and slope-frequency distributions of lunar surfaces (see appendix to this part). Bistatic radar on board Apollo 14, 15, and 16 spacecraft may also be used to obtain information on lunar surface roughness at two wavelengths—13...

Moore, H.J.; Tyler, G.L.
Remote sensing and photogrammetric studies: Part C: comparison between photogrammetric and bistatic-radar slope-frequency distributions; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Moore, H. J.; Tyler, G. L.

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Remote sensing and photogrammetric studies: Part D: repeatability of elevation measurements--Apollo photography

Stereoscopic photographs of the Moon taken by the metric and panoramic cameras on board the service module of Apollo spacecraft provide a source for quantitative data on lunar topography. The accuracy of the topographic data depends, in part, on the repeatability of elevation measurements. The repeatability depends on contrast in the stereoscopic...

Wu, Sherman S.C.; Schafer, Francis J.; Nakata, Gary M.; Jordan, Raymond
Remote sensing and photogrammetric studies: Part D: repeatability of elevation measurements--Apollo photography; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Wu, Sherman S. C.; Schafer, Francis J.; Nakata, Gary M.; Jordan, Raymond