Age of graben systems on the moon

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The study focuses on the time of formation of the graben. An attempt is made to determine whether the graben are restricted to geologic units of certain ages, and whether and at what time graben formation ceased. It is shown that (1) most preserved graben formed considerably later than the impacts that formed the basins; (2) graben are faults that are reactivated along older basin concentric and radial structures and lunar grid directions; (3) graben formation ceased about 3.6 + or - 0.2 b.y. ago; and (4) graben formation reflects a tensile stress fields that obtained during part of early lunar history. Other features of graben systems on the moon are also identified.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Age of graben systems on the moon
Volume 3
Year Published 1978
Language English
Publisher Pergamon Press
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 14 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the 9th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
First page 3459
Last page 3472
Conference Title Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Conference Location Houston, TX
Conference Date March 13-17, 1978
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