The Clementine mission has provided the first comprehensive set of high-resolution images of the south pole region of the moon. Within 5° of latitude of the pole, an area of an estimated 30,000 square kilometers remained in shadow during a full lunar rotation and is a promising target for future exploration for ice deposits. The Schrödinger Basin (320 kilometers in diameter), centered at 75°S, is one of the two youngest, least modified, great multiring impact basins on the moon. A large maar-type volcano localized along a graben within the Schrödinger Basin probably erupted between 1 and 2 billion years ago.
|Title||The south pole region of the moon as seen by Clementine|
|Authors||E.M. Shoemaker, M.S. Robinson, E. M. Eliason|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|