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Photogeology: Part N: ejecta blankets of large craters exemplified by King Crater

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Details of the ejecta blankets of large, fresh craters provide insight into the mechanics of deposition and the sequence of emplacement of impact debris. King Crater is the freshest of the three large, rayed craters photographed from Apollo 16; the others are Theophilus and Langrenus Craters. King Crater is comparable in youth to Tycho Crater, and the details of its ejecta blanket help to interpret degraded equivalents at older craters. The clarity of detail and the occurrence of new types of lunar landforms rank King Crater among the most significant targets photographed from orbit in the Apollo Program (part M of this section).

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Photogeology: Part N: ejecta blankets of large craters exemplified by King Crater
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:
8 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Federal Government Series
First page:
29-70
Last page:
29-77
Other Geospatial:
Moon