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The south pole region of the moon as seen by Clementine

January 1, 1994
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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1994
Title The south pole region of the moon as seen by Clementine
DOI 10.1126/science.266.5192.1851
Authors E.M. Shoemaker, M.S. Robinson, E. M. Eliason
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Series Number
Index ID 70017181
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization