The composition and origin of the lunar crust: Constraints from central peaks and crustal thickness modeling

@article{Wieczorek2001TheCA,
  title={The composition and origin of the lunar crust: Constraints from central peaks and crustal thickness modeling},
  author={M. Wieczorek and M. Zuber},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2001},
  volume={28},
  pages={4023-4026}
}
Spectral-reflectance data of lunar central peaks haverevealedthattheMoon'scrustvariesbothlaterallyand vertically in composition. We correlate the depths of origin of materials that make up central peaks with a geophysi- cally derived dual-layered crustal thickness model and nd that the peak compositions are consistent with this strati- edmodel. Specically,peakscomposedexclusivelyofrocks containing more than 85% plagioclase (by volume) come from this model's upper crust, whereas peaks that… Expand

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