Lunar mare deposits associated with the Orientale impact basin: New insights into mineralogy, history, mode of emplacement, and relation to Orientale Basin evolution from Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) data from Chandrayaan‐1

@article{Whitten2011LunarMD,
  title={Lunar mare deposits associated with the Orientale impact basin: New insights into mineralogy, history, mode of emplacement, and relation to Orientale Basin evolution from Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) data from Chandrayaan‐1},
  author={Jennifer L. Whitten and James W. Head and Matthew Staid and Carle M. Pieters and John F. Mustard and Roger N. Clark and Jeffrey Wyatt Nettles and Rachel L. Klima and Lawrence A. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={116},
  pages={1-33}
}
[1] Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) image and spectral reflectance data are combined to analyze mare basalt units in and adjacent to the Orientale multiring impact basin. Models are assessed for the relationships between basin formation and mare basalt emplacement. Mare basalt emplacement on the western nearside limb began prior to the Orientale event as evidenced by the presence of cryptomaria. The earliest post-Orientale-event mare basalt emplacement occurred in the center of the basin (Mare… Expand
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