The Near Side Megabasin of the Moon

  title={The Near Side Megabasin of the Moon},
  author={Charles J. Byrne},
Introduction: A very old, very large basin has been found to underlie the region of large maria on the near side of the Moon. The strong differences between the near and far sides of the Moon have led to searches for such a basin in the past [1], [2], [3]. The Topogrd1 elevation database [4] from the Clementine mission was used to locate the basin. Its central depression covers more than half the Moon, including nearly all of the near side. The ejecta of this basin forms the highlands of the… CONTINUE READING

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