Astrogeology Science Center

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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

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Stratigraphic studies: Part A: basalt stratigraphy of southern Mare Serenitatis

Mare Serenitatis has long been noted for its conspicuous dark border (fig. 29-1). The Apollo 17 metric photographs traverse this border in southern Mare Serenitatis and show clearly superposition relationships among the mare and mare-related stratigraphic units. These photographs, together with full-Moon photographs, albedo measurements, and...

Howard, K.A.; Carr, M.H.; Muehlberger, W.R.
Stratigraphic studies: Part A: basalt stratigraphy of southern Mare Serenitatis; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Howard, K. A.; Carr, M. H.; Muehlberger, W. R.

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Stratigraphic studies: Part B: geologic setting of the dark mantling material in the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon

A dark-colored surficial deposit covers lowlands and highlands along the southeastern margin of the Serenitatis basin. Sampling of this material was a major exploration objective of the Apollo 17 mission. Since completion of the mission, the dark mantle has been the subject of considerable controversy, inasmuch as no obvious stratified deposit was...

Lucchitta, Baerbel K.
Stratigraphic studies: Part B: geologic setting of the dark mantling material in the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Lucchitta, B. K.

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Stratigraphic studies: Part C: relative ages of some near-side mare units based on Apollo 17 metric photographs

The lunar maria formed at different times and in multiple stages of extrusion. An understanding of their evolution is essential in placing the Apollo samples in a regional context and in interpreting the regional geology of a vast part of the lunar surface.

Boyce, Joseph M.; Dial, Arthur L.
Stratigraphic studies: Part C: relative ages of some near-side mare units based on Apollo 17 metric photographs; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330); Boyce, Joseph M.; Dial, Arthur L., Jr.

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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