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 L. A. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={116},
  pages={1-33}
}
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