Lunar spectral reflectivity (0.30 to 2.50 microns) and implications for remote mineralogical analysis.

@article{Mccord1970LunarSR,
  title={Lunar spectral reflectivity (0.30 to 2.50 microns) and implications for remote mineralogical analysis.},
  author={T. B. Mccord and Torrence V. Johnson},
  journal={Science},
  year={1970},
  volume={169 3948},
  pages={855-8}
}
The spectral reflectivity (0.30 to 2.50 microns) of several lunar areas was measured with ground-based telescopes. A narrow absorption band centered at 0.95 micron was revealed for the first time. No other absorption bands appear in the spectrum. The reflectivity continues to rise at longer wavelengths throughout the spectral region studied. A comparison of the telescope measurements of an area 15 kilometers in diameter that includes Tranquillity Base with laboratory measurements of Apollo 11… CONTINUE READING