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Accession Number N14-0000239
Title Lunar Simple Crater Impact Melt Volumes.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 2p
Personal Author J. B. Plescia M. J. Cintala O. S. Barnouin
Abstract Impact melt is observed in simple lunar craters having diameters as small as less than 200 m. The presence of ponds of impact melt on the floor of such small craters is interpreted to indicate vertical impacts. Data from the LRO LROC and LOLA experiments allow quantitative estimates of the volume of impact melt in simple crater. Such estimates allow for validation of theoretical models of impact melt generation and examination of target effects. Preliminary data have considerable scatter but are broadly consistent with the models.
Keywords Diameters
Floors
Impact melts
Lunar craters
Lunar orbit and landing simulators
Mathematical models
Ponds
Targets

 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 54 - Astronomy & Astrophysics
84B - Extraterrestial Exploration
Corporate Author Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1416
Contract Number N/A

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