Moon: Two New Mascon Basins

  title={Moon: Two New Mascon Basins},
  author={Malcolm J. Campbell and B T O'leary and Carl E. Sagan},
  pages={1273 - 1275}
Lunar gravity data and orbital photography indicate that there is a mascon basin approximately 1000 kilometers in diameter on the farside of the moon and that Mare Marginis is the flooded fraction of a mascon basin approximately 900 kilometers in diameter. 
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