Unique Spinel-rich Lithology in Lunar Meteorite Alha 81005 : Origin and Possible Connection to M 3 Observations of the Farside Highlands

@inproceedings{Gross2011UniqueSL,
  title={Unique Spinel-rich Lithology in Lunar Meteorite Alha 81005 : Origin and Possible Connection to M 3 Observations of the Farside Highlands},
  author={Juliane Gross and Allan H Treiman and Loan Thi L{\^e}},
  year={2011}
}
Introduction: The discovery of spinel rich rock on the Earth’s Moon, detected by the M near-IR mapping spectrometer on the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft [1] is among the most intriguing discoveries in a time filled with lunar revelations (e.g., [2]). The M spectrometer discerned several areas on the rim of the far-side Moscoviense basin which had near-IR reflectance spectra characteristic of abundant (Mg,Fe)Al2O4 spinel, with less than 5% mafic silicate minerals (e.g. olivine, pyroxene). Pieters et… CONTINUE READING
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