The south pole region of the moon as seen by Clementine

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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.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The south pole region of the moon as seen by Clementine
Series title Science
DOI 10.1126/science.266.5192.1851
Volume 266
Issue 5192
Year Published 1994
Language English
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Description 4 p.
First page 1851
Last page 1854
Other Geospatial Moon
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