Farside Gravity Field of the Moon from Four-Way Doppler Measurements of SELENE (Kaguya)

  title={Farside Gravity Field of the Moon from Four-Way Doppler Measurements of SELENE (Kaguya)},
  author={Noriyuki Namiki and Takahiro Iwata and Koji Matsumoto and Hideo Hanada and Hirotomo Noda and Sander Goossens and Mina Ogawa and Nobuyuki Kawano and Kazuyoshi Asari and Seiitsu Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Ishihara and Qinghui Liu and Fuyuhiko Kikuchi and T. Ishikawa and Sho Sasaki and Chiaki Aoshima and Kosuke Kurosawa and Seiji Sugita and Tadashi Takano},
  pages={900 - 905}
The farside gravity field of the Moon is improved from the tracking data of the Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE) via a relay subsatellite. The new gravity field model reveals that the farside has negative anomaly rings unlike positive anomalies on the nearside. Several basins have large central gravity highs, likely due to super-isostatic, dynamic uplift of the mantle. Other basins with highs are associated with mare fill, implying basalt eruption facilitated by developed faults… 

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