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Geologic Map and Sections of the Kepler Region of the Moon

January 9, 2023

Material exposed on the surface of the moon is heterogeneous. The albedo and other physical characteristics that have been determined with the use of optical and radio telescopes vary from one part of the moon to another, and the variations are patially correlated with differences in topography . Discontinuities in the areal variation permit the surfaces material to be divided into map units, each exhibiting a limited range of topographic characteristics. Each map unit is further characterized by a distinctive pattern of distribution, and the patterns of certian units are in places superimposed on the patterns of other units. From the relations of superposition it is possible to determine the sequence in which the units were formed.

Publication Year 2023
Title Geologic Map and Sections of the Kepler Region of the Moon
DOI 10.5066/P9MNBFCC
Authors R.J. Hackman
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center