The Aristarchus-Harbinger region of the moon: Surface geology and history from recent remote-sensing observations

  title={The Aristarchus-Harbinger region of the moon: Surface geology and history from recent remote-sensing observations},
  author={Stanley Harris Zisk and Carroll Ann Hodges and Henry Justin Moore and Richard W. Shorthill and THOMAS W. Thompson and Ewan A. Whitaker and Don E. Wilhelms},
  journal={The moon},
The region including the Aristarchus Plateau and Montes Harbinger is probably the most diverse, geologically, of any area of comparble size on the Moon. This part of the northwest quadrant of the lunar near side includes unique dark mantling material; both the densest concentration and the largest of the sinuous rilles; apparent volcanic vents, sinks, and domes; mare materials of various ages and colors; one of the freshest large craters (Aristarchus) with ejecta having unique colors and… 

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