The Moon: Sources of the Crustal Magnetic Anomalies

@article{Hood1979TheMS,
  title={The Moon: Sources of the Crustal Magnetic Anomalies},
  author={Lon L. Hood and PAUL J. Coleman and Don E. Wilhelms},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={204},
  pages={53 - 57}
}
Previously unmapped Apollo 16 subsatellite magnetometer data collected at low altitudes over the lunar near side are presented. Medium-amplitude magnetic anomalies exist over the Fra Mauro and Cayley Formations (primary and secondary basin ejecta emplaced 3.8 to 4.0 billion years ago) but are nearly absent over the maria and over the craters Copernicus, Kepler, and Reiner and their encircling ejecta mantles. The largest observed anomaly (radial component ∼21 gammas at an altitude of 20… 
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Weiss for numerous helpful and informative discussions. Supported by NASA grant