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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 17 landing site

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Abstract

The Apollo 17 lunar module (LM) landed on the flat floor of a deep valley that embays the mountainous highlands at the eastern rim of the Serenitatis basin. Serenitatis, the site of a pronounced mascon, is one of the major multi-ringed basins on the near side of the Moon. The Taurus-Littrow valley, which is radial to the Serenitatis basis, is interpreted as a deep graben formed by structural adjustment of lunar crustal material to the Serenitatis impact.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 17 landing site
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:
91 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Federal Government Series
First page:
6-1
Last page:
6-91
Other Geospatial:
Moon