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Preliminary geologic investigation of the landing site: Appendix A: lunar surface orientations of Apollo 17 rock samples

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The lunar surface orientations of some of the Apollo 17 rock samples at the time of their collection (table 6-V) are shown in this appendix (figs. 6-65 to 6-87). These orientations were determined by correlating lunar photographs of samples before collection with shapes and shadow characteristics of the same samples in the LRL under oblique illumination with nearly collimated light. The light source in the laboratory simulates the Sun. It is important to emphasize that the orientations shown are those at the time of collection and do not necessarily apply to the entire history of the exposure of a rock on the lunar surface. Tumbling and turning of some rock fragments on the lunar surface has already been well documented.

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Preliminary geologic investigation of the landing site: Appendix A: lunar surface orientations of Apollo 17 rock samples
Series number:
330
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Astrogeology Science Center
Description:
12 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Federal Government Series
First page:
6-60
Last page:
6-71
Other Geospatial:
Moon