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Orbital-science investigation: Part J: preliminary geologic map of the region around the candidate Proclus Apollo landing site

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Abstract

The Proclus Crater region was mapped to test the value, for photogeologic mapping purposes, of Apollo 15 metric photographs and to estimate the scientific value of the area as a potential landing site. A metric photographic frame (fig. 25-67) serves as a base for a map of the region around the Proclus Crater (fig. 25-68), and adjacent frames were overlapped with the base frame to provide stereographic images. The excellent stereocoverage allows easy simultaneous observation of topography and albedo. The large forward overlap and the extensive areal photographic coverage provide the best photogeologic data available to date. Brief study has already refined earlier interpretations of the area (refs. 25-7 and 25-32). Although volcanic units have been shown to be extensive in this region, mass wasting apparently has been more important than volcanism in shaping terra landforms.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Orbital-science investigation: Part J: preliminary geologic map of the region around the candidate Proclus Apollo landing site
Series number:
289
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Astrogeology Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Apollo 15 preliminary science report (NASA SP-289)
First page:
25-72
Last page:
25-75
Other Geospatial:
Moon