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Author Byrne, Charles.

Title The moon's near side megabasin and far side bulge / Charles Byrne
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series SpringerBriefs in astronomy, 2191-9100
SpringerBriefs in astronomy.
Contents The Dichotic Shape of the Moon: Differences Between the Lunar Near Side and the Far Side -- Hypervelocity Impact Features from Craters to Ringed Basins to Megabasins -- Radial Elevation Profiles of Large Craters and Basins Establish Self-Similarity -- A Model of Large Impact Craters and Basins: Their Cavities, Rims, and Ejecta Deposits -- The Search for Megabasins to Model the Moon's Large-Scale Topography -- The Near Side Megabasin -- The South Pole-Aitken Basin -- The Chaplygin-Mandel'shtam Basin -- History of the Crust of the Moon -- Methods, Results, and Future Directions
Summary Since Luna and Lunar Orbiter photographed the far side of the Moon, the mysterious dichotomy between the face of the Moon as we see it from Earth and the side of the Moon that is hidden has puzzled lunar scientists. As we learned more from the Apollo sample return missions and later robotic satellites, the puzzle literally deepened, showing asymmetry of the crust and mantle, all the way to the core of the Moon. This book summarizes the author's successful search for an ancient impact feature, the Near Side Megabasin of the Moon and the extensions to impact theory needed to find it. The implications of this ancient event are developed to answer many of the questions about the history of the Moon
Analysis Physics
Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Lunar geography.
Lunar geology.
Moon -- Surface.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013933587
ISBN 9781461469490 (electronic bk.)
146146949X (electronic bk.)