Astrogeology Science Center

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Stratigraphic studies: Part D: geologic map of the northern Crisium region

Apollo 17 metric photographs (fig. 29-26) provide the best available coverage for geologic interpretation of northern Mare Crisium and the northern Crisium basin. The area was covered previously by low-resolution telescopic and Lunar Orbiter IV photographs and by oblique, high-illumination, or low-resolution photographs from earlier Apollo...

Wilhelms, Don E.
Stratigraphic studies: Part D: geologic map of the northern Crisium region; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Wilhelms, Don E.

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Surface electrical properties experiment

The surface electrical properties (SEP) experiment was used to explore the subsurface material of the Apollo 17 landing site by means of electromagnetic radiation. The experiment was designed to detect electrical layering, discrete scattering bodies, and the possible presence of water. From the analysis of the data, it was expected that values of...

Simmons, Gene; Strangway, David; Annan, Peter; Baker, Richard G.; Bannister, Lawrence; Brown, Raymon; Cooper, William; Cubley, Dean; deBettencourt, Joseph; England, Anthony W.; Groener, John; Kong, Jin-Au; LaTorraca, Gerald; Meyer, James; Nanda, Ved; Redman, David; Rossiter, James; Tsang, Leung; Urner, Joseph; Watts, Raymond
Surface electrical properties experiment; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Simmons, Gene ; Strangway, David ; Annan, Peter ; Baker, Richard ; Bannister, Lawrence ; Brown, Raymon ; Cooper, William ; Cubley, Dean ; deBettencourt, Joseph ; England, Anthony W.; Groener, John ; Kong, Jin-Au ; LaTorraca, Gerald ; Meyer, James ; Nanda, Ved ; Redman, David ; Rossiter, James ; Tsang, Leung ; Urner, Joseph ; Watts, Raymond

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Volcanic studies: Part B: Mare Serenitatis cinder cones and terrestrial analogs

Small volcanic cones with summit craters or breached walls occur in several areas on the Moon. Most of these features have basal diameters of approximately 1 to 2 km and probably are not more than a few hundred meters in height. None have been so clearly photographed, however, as those shown in Apollo 17 metric and panoramic camera coverage of the...

Scott, David H.
Volcanic studies: Part B: Mare Serenitatis cinder cones and terrestrial analogs; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Scott, David H.

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Volcanic studies: Part E: Eratosthenian volcanism in Mare Imbrium: source of youngest lava flows

Orbital photographs taken at low-Sun illumination during both the Apollo 15 (ref. 30-14) and Apollo 17 missions have provided excellent data on the lava flows in the southwestern Mare Imbrium. These photographs have been used recently to present a detailed photogeologic evaluation of these flows and their role in mare volcanism of Eratosthenian...

Schaber, Gerald G.
Volcanic studies: Part E: Eratosthenian volcanism in Mare Imbrium: source of youngest lava flows; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report; Schaber, Gerald G.

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Documentation and environment of the Apollo 17 samples

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Documentation and environment of the Apollo 17 samples; 1973; OFR; 73-312; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Preliminary report on the geology and field petrology at the Apollo 17 landing site

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Preliminary report on the geology and field petrology at the Apollo 17 landing site; 1973; OFR; 73-314; Geological Survey (U.S.), Apollo Lunar Geology Investigation Team

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Photogeology of the dark material in the Taurus-Littrow region of the moon

Regional relations and characteristics of the dark material as observed on photographs of the Taurus-Littrow region of the moon are reviewed to provide a background for interpretations of its nature and origin. The dark material seems to be a surficial deposit that covers mare and highland areas near the southeastern edge of the Serenitatis Basin...

Lucchitta, Baerbel K.

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Orbital-science investigation: Part B: photogrammetric analysis of Apollo 15 records

The three cameras—stellar, mapping, and panoramic—together with the laser altimeter, all included in the scientific instrument module (SIM) bay, represent an integrated photogrammatric system with extraordinary potential for extending knowledge of the lunar figure, surface configuration, and geological structure.

Doyle, Frederick J.
Orbital-science investigation: Part B: photogrammetric analysis of Apollo 15 records; 1972; Book chapter; 289; Federal Government Series; Apollo 15 preliminary science report (NASA SP-289); Doyle, Frederick J.

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Orbital-science investigation: Part C: photogrammetry of Apollo 15 photography

Mapping of large areas of the Moon by photogrammetric methods was not seriously considered until the Apollo 15 mission. In this mission, a mapping camera system and a 61-cm optical-bar high-resolution panoramic camera, as well as a laser altimeter, were used. The mapping camera system comprises a 7.6-cm metric terrain camera and a 7.6-cm stellar...

Wu, Sherman S.C.; Schafer, Francis J.; Jordan, Raymond; Nakata, Gary M.; Derick, James L.
Orbital-science investigation: Part C: photogrammetry of Apollo 15 photography; 1972; Book chapter; 289; Federal Government Series; Apollo 15 preliminary science report (NASA SP-289); Wu, Sherman S.C.; Schafer, Francis J.; Jordan, Raymond ; Nakata, Gary M.; Derick, James L.

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Orbital-science investigation: Part F: regional geology of Hadley Rille

Study of the sinuous Hadley Rille (fig. 25-45) was a primary goal of the Apollo 15 mission. Local geology of the rille near the landing site is described in section 5 of this report. Preliminary study of orbital photography from Hasselblad, metric, and panoramic cameras makes possible a description of some regional relationships of the rille....

Howard, Keith A.; Head, James W.
Orbital-science investigation: Part F: regional geology of Hadley Rille; 1972; Book chapter; 289; Federal Government Series; Apollo 15 preliminary science report (NASA SP-289); Howard, Keith A.; Head, James W.

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Orbital-science investigation: Part G: lineaments that are artifacts of lighting

Many Apollo 15 orbital photographs, particularly those taken at low Sun-elevation angles, reveal grid patterns of lineaments. In some circumstances, the grid pattern is present in areas where structural control seems unlikely. For example, in an oblique view (fig. 25-52), the ejecta blankets of two fresh impact craters seem to have two...

Howard, Keith A.; Larsen, Bradley R.
Orbital-science investigation: Part G: lineaments that are artifacts of lighting; 1972; Book chapter; 289; Federal Government Series; Apollo 15 preliminary science report (NASA SP-289); Howard, Keith A.; Larsen, Bradley R.

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Orbital-science investigation: Part H: sketch map of the region around the candidate Littrow Apollo landing sites

The photograph in figure 25-59 and the corresponding map (fig. 25-60) show the geology of part of the lunar surface just east of the Littrow rilles at the eastern edge of Mare Serenitatis. The most striking feature of the region is the extremely low albedo of the area mapped as Eld in the western half of the map. The low albedo is believed to be...

Carr, M.H.
Orbital-science investigation: Part H: sketch map of the region around the candidate Littrow Apollo landing sites; 1972; Book chapter; 289; Federal Government Series; Apollo 15 preliminary science report (NASA SP-289); Carr, M. H.