Copernicus crater central peak: lunar mountain of unique composition.

@article{Pieters1982CopernicusCC,
  title={Copernicus crater central peak: lunar mountain of unique composition.},
  author={Carle M. Pieters},
  journal={Science},
  year={1982},
  volume={215 4528},
  pages={
          59-61
        }
}
Olivine is identified as the major mafic mineral in a central peak of Copernicus crater. Information on the mineral assemblages of such unsampled lunar surface material is provided by near infrared reflectance spectra (0.7 to 2.5 micrometers) obtained with Earth-based telescopes. The composition of the deep-seated material comprising the Copernicus central peak is unique among measured areas. Other lunar terra areas and the wall of Copernicus exhibit spectral characteristics of mineral… CONTINUE READING

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