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Highly Silicic Compositions on the Moon

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Using data from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, we show that four regions of the Moon previously described as “red spots” exhibit mid-infrared spectra best explained by quartz, silica-rich glass, or alkali feldspar. These lithologies are consistent with evolved rocks similar to lunar granites in the Apollo samples. The spectral character of these spots is distinct from surrounding mare and highlands material and from regions composed of pure plagioclase feldspar. The variety of landf...

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10.1126/science.1192148

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
Science Journal website
Publication date:
2010-09-17
Acceptance date:
2010-09-01
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Pmid:
20847267
Source identifiers:
161684
Language:
English
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pubs:161684
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uuid:b6ee7843-73a2-4646-964a-0e3603e5dae8
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pubs:161684
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2018-04-04

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