Moonquakes and lunar tectonism

  title={Moonquakes and lunar tectonism},
  author={G. Latham and M. Ewing and J. Dorman and D. Lammlein and F. Press and N. Toksoz and G. Sutton and F. Duennebier and Yosio Nakamura},
  journal={The moon},
AbstractWith the succesful installation of a geophysical station at Hadley Rille, on July 31, 1971, on the Apollo 15 mission, and the continued operation of stations 12 and 14 approximately 1100 km SW, the Apollo program for the first time achieved a network of seismic stations on the lunar surface. A network of at least three stations is essential for the location of natural events on the Moon. Thus, the establishment of this network was one of the most important milestones in the geophysical… Expand
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