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Observations of the lunar regolith and the Earth from the television camera on Surveyor 7

November 15, 1969

Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft of the Surveyor series, landed about 30 km north of the rim crest of Tycho, one of the most prominent and well-known features in the southern part of the moon. About 21,000 pictures were transmitted during two lunar days of operation. At the Surveyor 7 site, the cumulative size-frequency distribution of craters 13 cm to 3 meters in diameter follows closely the distribution of craters observed at the other Surveyor sites in the lunar maria. This distribution of small craters is believed to be a steady-state distribution.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1969
Title Observations of the lunar regolith and the Earth from the television camera on Surveyor 7
DOI 10.1029/JB074i025p06081
Authors Eugene Merle Shoemaker, R. M. Batson, H. E. Holt, E. C. Morris, J. J. Rennilson, E. A. Whitaker
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Geophysical Research
Series Number
Index ID 70227069
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization