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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 16 landing site

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Abstract

The Apollo 16 landing site in the lunar central highlands encompassed terra plains and adjacent mountainous areas of hilly and furrowed terra. These morphologic units, representing important terrane types in the lunar highlands, had been interpreted as volcanic on most premission geologic maps. However, it became apparent during the mission that there are indeed few or no volcanic rocks or landforms at the site but rather that the area is underlain by a wide variety of impact-generated breccias.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 16 landing site
Series number:
315
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Astrogeology Science Center
Description:
81 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Apollo 16 preliminary science report (NASA SP 315)
First page:
6-1
Last page:
6-81
Other Geospatial:
Moon