The south pole region of the moon as seen by Clementine

E. M. Shoemaker, M. S. Robinson, E. M. Eliason

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Abstract

The Clementine mission has provided the first comprehensive set of high-resolution images of the south pole region of the moon. Within 5° of latitude of the pole, an area of an estimated 30,000 square kilometers remained in shadow during a full lunar rotation and is a promising target for future exploration for ice deposits. The Schrödinger Basin (320 kilometers in diameter), centered at 75°S, is one of the two youngest, least modified, great multiring impact basins on the moon. A large maar-type volcano localized along a graben within the Schrödinger Basin probably erupted between 1 and 2 billion years ago.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1851-1854
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume266
Issue number5192
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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