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Missile impacts as sources of seismic energy on the moon

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Abstract

Seismic signals recorded from impacts of missiles at the White Sands Missile Range are radically different from the signal recorded from the Apollo 12 lunar module impact. This implies that lunar structure to depths of at least 10 to 20 kilometers is quite different from the typical structure of the earth's crust. Results obtained from this study can be used to predict seismic wave amplitudes from future man-made lunar impacts. Seismic energy and crater dimensions from impacts are compared with measurements from chemical explosions.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Missile impacts as sources of seismic energy on the moon
Series title:
Science
Volume
168
Issue:
3928
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
242
Last page:
245
Number of Pages:
4