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The distribution and purity of anorthosite across the Orientale basin: New perspectives from Moon Mineralogy Mapper data

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The Orientale basin is a multiring impact structure on the western limb of the Moon that provides a clear view of the primary lunar crust exposed during basin formation. Previously, near‐infrared reflectance spectra suggested that Orientale's Inner Rook Ring (IRR) is very poor in mafic minerals and may represent anorthosite excavated from the Moon's upper crust. However, detailed assessment of the mineralogy of these anorthosites was prohibited because the ava...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1002/jgre.20126

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Subgroup:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Oxford college:
Exeter College
Pieters, CM More by this author
Whitten, JL More by this author
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets Journal website
Volume:
118
Issue:
9
Pages:
1805-1820
Publication date:
2013-08-16
Acceptance date:
2013-08-11
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ISSN:
2169-9097
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pubs:431433
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uri:04dc8496-e116-466d-87ac-ebeccfa2df2d
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uuid:04dc8496-e116-466d-87ac-ebeccfa2df2d
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