Astrogeology Science Center

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Photogrammetry and altimetry: Part C: frequency distributions of lunar slopes

The metric and panoramic cameras aboard the Apollo 16 spacecraft provided photographs on which photogrammetric techniques may be used to obtain precise measurements of horizontal distances and elevations. These measurements of horizontal distances and elevations. These measurements may in turn be used to obtain slope-frequency distributions of...

Wu, Sherman S.C.; Moore, H.J.
Photogrammetry and altimetry: Part C: frequency distributions of lunar slopes; 1972; Book chapter; 315; Federal Government Series; Apollo 16 preliminary science report (NASA SP 315); Wu, Sherman S. C.; Moore, H. J.

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Preliminary examination of lunar samples: Part A: a petrographic and chemical description of samples from the lunar highlands

More than four-fifths of the surface of the Moon consists of a profoundly cratered irregular surface designated terra or highlands by analogy with the terrestrial continents. These terra regions have much higher albedos than the physiographically lower and much smoother mare regions. The difference in albedo can now be ascribed to a fundamental...

Preliminary examination of lunar samples: Part A: a petrographic and chemical description of samples from the lunar highlands; 1972; Book chapter; 315; Federal Government Series; Apollo 16 preliminary science report (NASA SP 315); The Lunar Sample Preliminary Examination Team

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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 15 landing site

The Apollo 15 lunar module (LM) landed at longitude 03°39'20'' E, latitude 26°26'00'' N on the mare surface of Palus Putredinis on the eastern edge of the Imbrium Basin. The site is between the Apennine Mountain front and Hadley Rille. The objectives of the mission, in order of decreasing priority, were description and sampling of three...

Swann, G.A.; Bailey, N. G.; Batson, R.M.; Freeman, V. L.; Hait, M.H.; Head, J.W.; Holt, H.E.; Howard, K.A.; Irwin, J.B.; Larson, K.B.; Muehlberger, W.R.; Reed, V.S.; Rennilson, J.J.; Schaber, G.G.; Scott, D.R.; Silver, L.T.; Sutton, R.L.; Ulrich, G. E.; Wilshire, H. G.; Wolfe, E.W.
Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 15 landing site; 1972; Book chapter; 289; Federal Government Series; Apollo 15 preliminary science report (NASA SP-289); Swann, G. A.; Bailey, N. G.; Batson, R. M.; Freeman, V. L.; Hait, M. H.; Head, J. W.; Holt, H. E.; Howard, K. A.; Irwin, J. B.; Larson, K. B.; Muehlberger, W. R.; Reed, V. S.; Rennilson, J. J.; Schaber, G. G.; Scott, D. R.; Silver, L. T.; Sutton, R. L.; Ulrich, G. E.; Wilshire, H. G.; Wolfe, E. W.

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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 16 landing site

The Apollo 16 landing site in the lunar central highlands encompassed terra plains and adjacent mountainous areas of hilly and furrowed terra. These morphologic units, representing important terrane types in the lunar highlands, had been interpreted as volcanic on most premission geologic maps. However, it became apparent during the mission that...

Muehlberger, W.R.; Batson, R.M.; Boudette, E.L.; Duke, C.M.; Eggleton, R.E.; Elston, D.P.; England, A.W.; Freeman, V. L.; Hait, M.H.; Hall, T.A.; Head, J.W.; Hodges, C.A.; Holt, H.E.; Jackson, E.D.; Jordan, J.A.; Larson, K.B.; Milton, D. J.; Reed, V.S.; Rennilson, J.J.; Schaber, G.G.; Schafer, J.P.; Silver, L.T.; Stuart-Alexander, D.; Sutton, R.L.; Swann, G.A.; Tyner, R.L.; Ulrich, G. E.; Wilshire, H. G.; Wolfe, E.W.; Young, J.W.
Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 16 landing site; 1972; Book chapter; 315; Federal Government Series; Apollo 16 preliminary science report (NASA SP 315); Muehlberger, W. R.; Batson, R. M.; Boudette, E. L.; Duke, C. M.; Eggleton, R. E.; Elston, D. P.; England, A. W.; Freeman, V. L.; Hait, M. H.; Hall, T. A.; Head, J. W.; Hodges, C. A.; Holt, H. E.; Jackson, E. D.; Jordan, J. A.; Larson, K. B.; Milton, D. J.; Reed, V. S.; Rennilson, J. J.; Schaber, G. G.; Schafer, J. P.; Silver, L. T.; Stuart-Alexander, D.; Sutton, R. L.; Swann, G. A.; Tyner, R. L.; Ulrich, G. E.; Wilshire, H. G.; Wolfe, E. W.; Young, J. W.

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The Apollo 17 landing site

Dr Lucchitta describes the geology of the Apollo 17 landing site in the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon.

Lucchitta, Baerbel K.
The Apollo 17 landing site; 1972; Article; Journal; Nature; Lucchitta, B. K.

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Two former faces of the moon

Systematic geologic mapping of the lunar near side has resulted in the assignment of relative ages to most visible features. As a derivative of this work, geologic and artistic interpretations have been combined to produce reconstructions of the Moon's appearance at two significant points in its history. The reconstructions, although generalized,...

Wilhelms, D.E.; Davis, D.E.
Two former faces of the moon; 1971; Article; Journal; Icarus; Wilhelms, D. E.; Davis, D. E.

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Bibliography of the lunar surface

The term "surface" in this bibliography is defined to include landforms and surface materials and the nature of, and processes responsible for, their physical characteristics. References are divided into two listings: (1) Surface features and materials; and (2) Telescopic observations. The former is accompanied by a subject index, the latter by a...

Freeberg, Jacquelyn H.
Bibliography of the lunar surface; 1970; USGS Unnumbered Series; Freeberg, Jacquelyn H.

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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 12 landing site: Part A: Geology of the Apollo 12 Landing Site

This report provides a preliminary description of the geologic setting of the lunar samples returned fromt he Apollo 12 mission. A more complete interpretation of the geology of the site will be prepared after thorough analysis of the data.

Shoemaker, E.M.; Batson, R.M.; Bean, A.L.; Conrad, C.; Dahlem, D.H.; Goddard, E.N.; Hait, M.H.; Larson, K.B.; Schaber, G.G.; Schleicher, D.L.; Sutton, R.L.; Swann, G.A.; Waters, A.C.
Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 12 landing site: Part A: Geology of the Apollo 12 Landing Site; 1970; Book chapter; 235; Federal Government Series; Apollo 12 preliminary science report (NASA SP-235); Shoemaker, E. M.; Batson, R. M.; Bean, A. L.; Conrad, C., Jr.; Dahlem, D. H.; Goddard, E. N.; Hait, M. H.; Larson, K. B.; Schaber, G. G.; Schleicher, D. L.; Sutton, R. L.; Swann, G. A.; Waters, A. C.

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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 12 landing site: Part B: photometric and polarimetric properties of the lunar regolith

Several special, as well as general, photometric and polarimetric studies of the lunar regolith in the vicinity of the Apollo 12 landing site have been undertaken by means of the black-and-white photographs obtained on the geologic traverse during the second extravehicular activity (EVA) period.

Holt, H.E.; Rennilson, J.J.
Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 12 landing site: Part B: photometric and polarimetric properties of the lunar regolith; 1970; Book chapter; 235; Federal Government Series; Apollo 12 preliminary science report (NASA SP-235); Holt, H. E.; Rennilson, J. J.

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Atmospheric collection of debris from the Revelstoke and Allende fireballs

In two separate events, Revelstoke and Allende, the air through which a fireball had been observed to pass was sampled for meteoritic debris. Particulate matter was collected on fibrous filters, which were mounted on aircraft and flown downwind from the site of the meteorite fall at altitudes of 10,000–12,000 m. From Revelstoke, a highly...

Carr, M.H.

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Geologic setting of the lunar samples returned by the Apollo 11 mission

Shoemaker, E.M.; Bailey, N. G.; Batson, R.M.; Dahlem, D.H.; Foss, T.H.; Grolier, M.J.; Goddard, E.N.; Hait, M.H.; Holt, H.E.; Larson, K.B.; Rennilson, J.J.; Schaber, G.G.; Schleicher, D.L.; Schmitt, H.H.; Sutton, R.L.; Swann, G.A.; Waters, A.C.; West, M.N.
Geologic setting of the lunar samples returned by the Apollo 11 mission; 1969; Book chapter; 214; Federal Government Series; Apollo 11 preliminary science report (NASA SP-214); Shoemaker, E. M.; Bailey, N. G.; Batson, R. M.; Dahlem, D. H.; Foss, T. H.; Grolier, M. J.; Goddard, E. N.; Hait, M. H.; Holt, H. E.; Larson, K. B.; Rennilson, J. J.; Schaber, G. G.; Schleicher, D. L.; Schmitt, H. H.; Sutton, R. L.; Swann, G. A.; Waters, A. C.; West, M. N.

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Structural geology of the Quad-Wyoming-Line Creeks area, Beartooth Mountains, Montana

The Quad-Wyoming-Line Creeks area is in the northeastern part of the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. The rocks of the area consist mainly of banded migmatite, granitic gneisses, amphibolite, quartzite, and agmatite; small amounts of biotite schist and biotite gneiss, iron-silicate rocks, ultramafic rocks, mafic dikes, and felsic porphyries are...

Larsen, Leonard H.; Prinz, Martin; Manson, Vincent; Rowan, Lawrence C.