Ages, irradiation history, and chemical composition of lunar rocks from the sea of tranquillity.

@article{Albee1970AgesIH,
  title={Ages, irradiation history, and chemical composition of lunar rocks from the sea of tranquillity.},
  author={Arden L. Albee and Donald S. Burnett and Alan Chodos and O. J. Eugster and John C. Huneke and Dimitri A. Papanastassiou and Frank A. Podosek and G. P. Russ and H. G. Sanz and Fouad Tera and Gerald J. Wasserburg},
  journal={Science},
  year={1970},
  volume={167 3918},
  pages={
          463-6
        }
}
  • Arden L. Albee, Donald S. Burnett, +8 authors Gerald J. Wasserburg
  • Published in Science 1970
  • Geology, Medicine
  • The (87)Rb-(87)Sr internal isochrons for five rocks yield an age of 3.65 +/-0.05 x 10(9) years which presumably dates the formation of the Sea of Tranquillity. Potassium-argon ages are consistent with this result. The soil has a model age of 4.5 x10(9) years, which is best regarded as the time of initial differentiation of the lunar crust. A peculiar rock fragment from the soil gave a model age of 4.44 x 10(9) years. Relative abundances of alkalis do not suggest differential volatilization. The… CONTINUE READING

    Create an AI-powered research feed to stay up to date with new papers like this posted to ArXiv