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Geology 130F

 Lectures Eight & Nine

Irene Antonenko


Moon Lecture Notes


Moon Observations Summary

    Maria Highlands
  Albedo low hi
  Elevation low hi
  Topography smooth rough
  Distribution near side (20%) near side (80%)
      far side (~100%)
Surface Features Craters few many
  Mountains few many - often near maria
  Faults yes yes
  Lava Flows yes no
  Volcanoes yes no?


Formation of the Moon

Origin Theories

Formation of the Highlands

Impact Craters

Cratering Processes

Crater Dating

Volcanism on the Moon

Tectonism on the Moon

Summary of Geologic Evolution of the Moon


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