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On the formation of the lunar mascons

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dc.contributor.author Arkani-Hamed, Jafar
dc.coverage.spatial Moon
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-01T20:46:30Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-01T20:46:30Z
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the Fourth Lunar Science Conference (Supplement 4, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta) Vol. 3, pp. 2673-2684 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11753/1604
dc.description.abstract A new mascon hypothesis is proposed which accounts for: (1) the existence of lunar mascons for more than 3 b.y., (2) the evidence for extensive volcanic activity from 3.7 to 3.2 b.y. ago, (3) the existence of negative gravity anomaly rings, (4) insufficient mare material in Mare Orientale, and (5) the lack of mascons associated with craters smaller than 200 km diameter. Moreover, it provides a simple mechanism for mass transfer into the basins. The hypothesis is based on the perturbations introduced into a spherically symmetric thermal evolution model of the moon by a giant impact. en
dc.format.extent Pages 2673-2684
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Pergamon Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LSI contribution ; no. 149
dc.subject Moon--Gravity en
dc.subject Gravity anomalies en
dc.title On the formation of the lunar mascons en
dc.type Book chapter en


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