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

@inproceedings{Wieczorek2001TheCA,
  title={The composition and origin of the lunar crust: Constraints from central peaks and crustal thickness modeling},
  author={Mark A. Wieczorek and Maria T. Zuber},
  year={2001}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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