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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
Index ID 70017181
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse