The lunar fossil bulge hypothesis revisited

@article{Lambeck1980TheLF,
  title={The lunar fossil bulge hypothesis revisited},
  author={Kurt Lambeck and Susan E. Pullan},
  journal={Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors},
  year={1980},
  volume={22},
  pages={29-35}
}
  • K. LambeckS. Pullan
  • Published 1 April 1980
  • Geology, Physics
  • Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors

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