Lunar Radar Sounder Observations of Subsurface Layers Under the Nearside Maria of the Moon

  title={Lunar Radar Sounder Observations of Subsurface Layers Under the Nearside Maria of the Moon},
  author={Takayuki Ono and Atsushi Kumamoto and Hiromu Nakagawa and Yasushi Yamaguchi and Shoko Oshigami and Akihiro Yamaji and T. Kobayashi and Yoshiya Kasahara and Hiroshi Oya},
  pages={909 - 912}
Observations of the subsurface geology of the Moon help advance our understanding of lunar origin and evolution. Radar sounding from the Kaguya spacecraft has revealed subsurface layers at an apparent depth of several hundred meters in nearside maria. Comparison with the surface geology in the Serenitatis basin implies that the prominent echoes are probably from buried regolith layers accumulated during the depositional hiatus of mare basalts. The stratification indicates a tectonic quiescence… 

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