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The Clementine mission to the Moon: Scientific overview

December 16, 1994
In the course of 71 days in lunar orbit, from 19 February to 3 May 1994, the Clementine spacecraft acquired just under two million digital images of the moon at visible and infrared wavelengths. These data are enabling the global mapping of the rock types of the lunar crust and the first detailed investigation of the geology of the lunar polar regions and the lunar far side. In addition, laser-ranging measurements provided the first view of the global topographic figure of the moon. The topography of many ancient impact basins has been measured, and a global map of the thickness of the lunar crust has been derived from the topography and gravity.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1994
Title The Clementine mission to the Moon: Scientific overview
DOI 10.1126/science.266.5192.1835
Authors Stewart Nozette, P. Rustan, L. P. Pleasance, J. F. Kordas, I. T. Lewis, H. S. Park, R. E. Priest, D. M. Horan, P. Regeon, C. L. Lichtenberg, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, E. M. Eliason, A. S. McEwen, M. S. Robinson, P. D. Spudis, C. H. Acton, B. J. Buratti, T. C. Duxbury, D. N. Baker, B. M. Jakosky, J. E. Blamont, M. P. Corson, J. H. Resnick, C. J. Rollins, M. E. Davies, P. G. Lucey, E. Malaret, M. A. Massie, C.M. Pieters, R. A. Reisse, D. E. Smith, T. C. Sorenson, R. W. Vorder Breugge, M.T. Zuber
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Series Number
Index ID 70226690
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization