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  • Lunar Map Catalog
    Chart Lunar Map LM Series Lunar Photomaps Site Traverses Lunar Planning Chart LOC Series Lunar Shaded Relief LSR Series Lunar Topographic Maps Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap LTO Series Lunar Topophotomap Series Posters from the Proceedings of the Lunar Science Conference Ranger Lunar Charts RLCs Rectified Lunar Atlas Supplement Number Two to the USAF Lunar Atlas Author Whitaker E A Kuiper G P Hartmann W K Spradley L H Publisher University of

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  • Lunar Orbiter Photo Gallery
    the photographs were transmitted to Earth but the remaining images were lost Lunar Orbiter IV Lunar Orbiter IV was designed to provide an expanded photographic survey of the lunar surface at resolutions that were greater than that possible from ground based telescopes e g like the images in the Consolidated Lunar Atlas LO IV photographed the lunar nearside and farside including the lunar polar regions The spacecraft was launched on May 4 1967 Photography began on the sixth lunar orbit on May 11 and continued for 30 successive orbits over the next 15 days The mission produced 199 exposures that covered over 99 of the lunar nearside Final readout of data was completed during Orbit 48 on June 1 Two micrometeorite impacts and particles from a series of solar flares hit the spacecraft during the mission but did not compromise the photographic results Lunar Orbiter V Lunar Orbiter V was the final LO mission It was designed to provide additional photographs of candidate Apollo landing sites and high priority science sites elsewhere on the lunar nearside and farside The spacecraft was launched on August 1 1967 Between August 6 and 18 it took 174 photographs during 69 orbits Specific targets of interest included 45 sites on the lunar nearside and 24 sites on the lunar farside Search Search by Coordinate Support Documents Data User s Notes Lunar Orbiter Photographic Data NSSDC 69 05 June 1969 Figure A 1 Index of photographic coverage for Lunar Orbiter Missions I II III and IV a Equatorial region Figure A 1 Concluded b Polar regions Figure A 2 Index of photographic coverage for Lunar Orbiter Mission I Figure A 3 Index of photographic coverage for Lunar Orbiter Mission II Figure A 4 Index of photographic coverage for Lunar Orbiter Mission III Figure A 5

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  • Lunar Sample Atlas
    finegrained dark matrix The texture and high content of rare gas confirms that it was a regolith sample 15256 rock breccia 15256 is a rare type of lunar breccia made up of mostly mare basalt fragments that are welded together is rounded aphanitic coherent and covered with micrometeorite craters on most sides It is made up of fragments of olivine normative basalt and lacks fragments of pyroxene basalt the other main variety of Apollo 15 basalt The sample lacks a signature of meteoritic siderophiles and was not a soil This rock has not been dated 15257 breccia These two samples were returned in a bag that also contained a large basalt 15256 They both contain a thin vesicular glass splash on one side 15257 is clearly part of 15255 that broke off of during transport This sample was collected at station 6 on the Apennine Front 15255 and 15257 are a coherent breccia with inegrained dark matrix The texture and high content of rare gas confirms that it was a regolith sample 15258 15259 15260 soil Rock sample 15012 and soil 15260 were collected from the bottom of a trench dug into the south rim of a 12 meter diameter crater 10 15 meters downslope from the LRV at Station 6 Sample 15012 was also collected at the bottom of this trench and placed in a Special Environmental Sample Container The surface where the trench was dug is littered with fragments ranging from 5 2 cm size but distinctly fewer than on the north rim of the same crater This may have prompted the astronaut s remarks that the south rim was softer and the north rim more granular 15261 soil 15262 15263 15264 15265 regolith breccia Basalt fragment colected from the rim of a 12m subdued crater at Station 6 the furthest point east sampled on the Appennine front during this mission This basalt fragment is probaby exotic Fragment was disaggregated with 4480 cycles of freeze thaw and sonic disaggregation 15266 breccia 15267 breccia 15268 15269 15270 soil Sample was a large soil sample collected from the compressed wheel track behind the LRV which was parked on a slope of 10 15 degres toward the north The adjacent undisturbed soil surface appears to be typical of the coarsely granular texture at Station 6 The immediate vicinity is 5 7 covered by centimeter size clods and is lacking in fresh craters or coherent looking rock fragments 15271 soil Surface soil 15271 was collected from the rover track as part of the soil mechanics experiment and contains numerous friable soil breccias which may be compressed material from the rover track 15272 15273 15274 15281 15282 15283 15284 15285 regolith breccia Samples 15285 through 15288 and 15268 were all collected from the rim of a small crater at station 6 and returned in the same bag They are breccia fragments from the same location as 15265 Consist of all components of the soils in a fragmental perhaps partly glassy matrix and contains besides ophitic and intersertal basalts plagioclase breccias troctolites noritic fragments glass and individual mineral grains 15286 breccia It is a coherent glassmatrix soil breccia similar to other samples collected at same time Ryder 1985 even suggests that 15286 may be spalled from 15265 15267 but that seems impossible because glass wraps around the particle 15287 breccia a coherent regolith breccia with zap pits on one side It is porous with abundant glass particles including green glass Lithic clasts include mare basalt and KREEP basalt 15288 breccia Lunar breccias 15288 and 15289 were collected from the rim of a small crater at station 6 on the Apennine Front along with 15265 15285 and 15286 All of these samples are similar regolith breccias They are relatively coherent with glass cemented matrix 15289 regolith breccia Lunar breccias 15288 and 15289 were collected from the rim of a small crater at station 6 on the Apennine Front along with 15265 15285 and 15286 All of these samples are similar regolith breccias They are relatively coherent with glass cemented matrix 15290 soil Soil sample 15290 was collected with fine grained breccia 15295 10 to 15 meters south of the LRV Soil 15290 includes soil from the immediate area and possible some fragments from 15295 which may have disintegrated in transit and handling into additional fines This comminution of the breccia enriches the large size fractions of this soil and degrades the pristinity of the grain size distribution 15291 soil coarse fine particles The grain size distribution indicates that some fragments may have broken off of the large rock 15292 15293 15294 15295 regolith breccia Glassy matrix regolith breccia with conspicuous white clasts and vesicular glass veins It was distinctive because of its large size and angularity and because it had a fillet on its uphill side It is medium light gray tough and penetrated with glass It has a few zap pits on some surfaces 15297 regolith breccia 15298 regolith breccia Regolith breccia with a glassy matrix containing numerous small glass mineral and lithic fragments 15299 rock regolith breccia The bulk sample is brownish with small white clasts It is a coherent soil breccia with inclusions of glass found in the regolith McKay et al 1989 Fractures have slickensides 15300 rake soil 15300 was collected at Spur crater at Station 7 to accompany the comprehensive rake sample 15305 through 15308 and 15315 through 15312 The sample area has moderately abundant small fragments on and near the rim crest of Spur crater 15301 rake soil part of a comprehensive sample collected at Spur Crater including rake sample 15310 and soils 15410 15420 and pedestal 15431 The rim of Spur Crater had a significant number of small rock on the surface This is the location of the Apollo 15 green glass and 15301 contained many beads of this interesting lunar material 15302 15303 15304 15305 15306 rake regolith breccia 15307 breccia The Apollo 15 catalog states 15307 is a fragile hollow glass sphere with a lip It is dark green black Its surface is smooth with very few zap pits One side is shiny the other dusty The sample is broken slightly revealing its hollowness and at least where it is broken the walls are thin It has never been processed or allocated It was observed by the astronauts on the lunar surface and put in the container with soil 15308 impact melt breccia It is a clast rich impact melt rock with high content of trace elements It has not been successfully dated 15310 15311 rake Soil sample 15310 was collected as part of a large rake sample and may contain material rubbed off of the friable rocks collected by the rake On the other hand it is certain to also contain some soil collected by the rake and or attached to the rocks In any case 15311 is a large soil sample that goes along with 15301 and it has about the same composition The fines from this sample have not been characterized 15312 15313 15314 15315 rake breccia 15306 is a regolith breccia collected as part of a large soil 15300 and rake sample 15310 at Spur Crater 15315 15324 15325 and 15330 are additional large soil breccias from the same rake sample and there are many smaller fragments from the same sample Butler 1972 Ryder and Sherman 1989 They all contain green glass spheres distinctive of the soil and breccias samples at Spur Crater 15316 15317 15318 15319 15320 15321 15322 15323 15324 rake breccia 15306 is a regolith breccia collected as part of a large soil 15300 and rake sample 15310 at Spur Crater 15315 15324 15325 and 15330 are additional large soil breccias from the same rake sample and there are many smaller fragments from the same sample Butler 1972 Ryder and Sherman 1989 They all contain green glass spheres distinctive of the soil and breccias samples at Spur Crater 15325 rake breccia 15306 is a regolith breccia collected as part of a large soil 15300 and rake sample 15310 at Spur Crater 15315 15324 15325 and 15330 are additional large soil breccias from the same rake sample and there are many smaller fragments from the same sample Butler 1972 Ryder and Sherman 1989 They all contain green glass spheres distinctive of the soil and breccias samples at Spur Crater 15326 15327 15328 15329 15330 rake breccia 15306 is a regolith breccia collected as part of a large soil 15300 and rake sample 15310 at Spur Crater 15315 15324 15325 and 15330 are additional large soil breccias from the same rake sample and there are many smaller fragments from the same sample Butler 1972 Ryder and Sherman 1989 They all contain green glass spheres distinctive of the soil and breccias samples at Spur Crater 15331 15332 15333 15334 15335 15336 15337 15338 15339 15340 15341 15342 15343 15344 15345 15346 15347 15348 15349 15350 15351 15352 15353 15354 15355 15356 rake impact melt breccia It is a very finegrained impact melt rock and has been dated at 3 84 b y the apparent age of the Imbrium event It should be compared with 15357 and 15359 15357 rake impact melt breccia It has been dated at 3 85 b y and should be compared with 15356 and 15359 It may be a rare piece of the Imbrium melt sheet 15358 rake breccia It is a glass matrix breccia that contains clasts of KREEP basalt 15359 rake impact melt breccia It is a fine grained mciropoikilitic impact melt with mineral clasts and has a KREEP like chemical composition It has been dated at 3 86 b y and should be compared with impact melt rocks 15356 and 15357 15360 15361 15362 rake It is a cataclastic ferroan anorthosite that proved difficult to date It has an old exposure age 428 m y 15363 15364 15365 15366 15367 15368 15369 15370 15371 15372 15373 15374 15375 15376 15377 15378 15379 basalt finegrained mare basalt Ryder 1985 states that 15379 is a finegrained mare basalt containing about 20 stubbyangular and partly hollow plagioclase abundant brownish pyroxene and at least some olivine and ilmenite Plagioclase is milky but not maskelynite Both plagioclase and pyroxene have deformed twinning Veins of dark glass containing bubbles crosscut the sample and show evidence of flow Ryder 1985 finds that sample 15380 is very similar to 15379 It also has shock features and glass veins 15380 rake basalt finegrained mare basalt Ryder 1985 finds that sample 15380 is very similar to 15379 It also has shock features and glass veins Ryder 1985 states that 15379 is a finegrained mare basalt containing about 20 stubbyangular and partly hollow plagioclase abundant brownish pyroxene and at least some olivine and ilmenite Plagioclase is milky but not maskelynite Both plagioclase and pyroxene have deformed twinning Veins of dark glass containing bubbles crosscut the sample and show evidence of flow 15381 15382 rake basalt pristine feldspathic basalt with high rare earth element content Only a few pristine samples of this important rock type were returned from the moon also including 15386 and fragments in 15434 and other Apollo 15 soils These fragments were recognized as samples of chilled volcanic liquid and have been a source of much speculation 15383 15384 15385 rake basalt These small samples are found to have high Mg content probably due to olivine accumulation another picritic basalt from Apollo 15 is found as a large clast in breccia sample 15459 The formation of 15385 has been dated at 3 4 b y with exposure to cosmic rays for about 280 m y 15386 basalt 15386 is the largest sample of pristine KREEP basalt in the collection By pristine we mean that it is lacking in meteoritical siderophiles Ir Re Au etc and hence not contaminated by meteorite debris Thus it is thought to represent an indogenous lunar volcanic melt derived from the lunar interior see discussion in 15382 15387 basalt These small samples are found to have high Mg content probably due to olivine accumulation another picritic basalt from Apollo 15 is found as a large clast in breccia sample 15459 The formation of 15385 has been dated at 3 4 b y with exposure to cosmic rays for about 280 m y 15388 basalt a pigeonite basalt with long pyroxene crystals It has not been dated 15389 15390 15391 15392 15400 soil Soil 15400 and green breccia 15405 were collected from the singular rounded 3 meter long boulder and from an apparent fillet developed high on the south side of the boulder Relatively few fragments occur in the vicinity of the rock Most are angular and lie on the fillet but sparse fragments are found with random distribution in all directions The samples are probably representative of the boulder and its disintegration products which may typify the composition of its fillet 15401 soil is very immature and it has an unusual grain size distribution weight towards large particles The average grain size distribution of 15401 is 89 microns 15402 15403 15404 15405 rock breccia clast bearing impact melt rock with a crystalline matrix made up of fine grained intergrown pyroxene plagioclase and ilmenite laths figure 6 Prominent clasts include mineral fragments of plagioclase and pyroxene along with lithic clasts of KREEP basalt granite and quartz monzodiorite QMD Flow banding in the matrix includes small irregularly shaped vugs 15410 soil Collected at Station 7 from the summit of the subdued rim crest of Spur Crater Local surface is moderately well populated with rock fragments up to tens of centimeters across The sample area is characterized however by the abundance of less than 1 cm size fragments Several large fragments in the sample have been excluded from the grain size analysis 15411 15412 15413 15414 15415 rock anorthite Anorthite Corse grained ferroan crystalline rock with complex cataclastic and metamorphic history Pale blocky angular to subrounded sample which was originally partly dust covered 15416 15417 15418 breccia is a highly shocked granulitic breccia that has a chemical composition of gabbroic anorthosite and has from time to time been considered as representative of a portion of the original lunar crust 15418 has been dated at 4 04 b y with an exposure age of 250 m y It has micrometeorite craters on all sides 15419 15421 15422 15423 15424 15425 soil general breccia The green glass clods 15425 15426 and 15427 are partially light greenish gray and partly grayish brown it is the greener parts that have been studied 15426 soil general breccia The green glass clods 15425 15426 and 15427 are partially light greenish gray and partly grayish brown it is the greener parts that have been studied 15427 soil general breccia The green glass clods 15425 15426 and 15427 are partially light greenish gray and partly grayish brown it is the greener parts that have been studied 15430 soil Sample collected at Station 7 5 meters inside of the north rim of Spur Crater A clod and a soil were collected together as a surface sample The clod tended to break down and degrade the size distribution for this soil Station 7 was moderately well populated with rock fragments up to tens of centimeters across 15431 soil 15432 15433 15434 15435 breccia This is probably the material from the pedestal that 15415 was perched on After 15415 was picked off the top the pedestal was broken up and several pieces collected from the soil It was returned in the same bag as 15430 through 15437 This sample has not been studied 15436 impact melt breccia 15436 is a vesicular fine grained melt which includes mineral grains and lithic fragments It is a round black and white rock with a chalky white dust covering 15437 15445 breccia This sample and its close companion 15455 are thought to be ejecta from the Imbrium Basin Their exposure ages 200 m y may help date the age of Spur Crater where they were found 15455 breccia Together these two breccia samples 15455 and 15445 and the nearby boulder are thought to represent ejecta from the Imbrium Basin 15459 regolith breccia Lunar sample 15459 is a large dense regolith breccia from Spur Crater which has a mineral glass and chemical composition like that of the local soil 15465 breccia 15465 and 15466 are a collection of breccia fragments cemented together with a vesicular black glass 15466 glassy impact melt breccia 15465 and 15466 are a collection of breccia fragments cemented together with a vesicular black glass 15467 breccia 15468 breccia 15469 15470 soil Soil 15470 and basalts 15475 15476 and gabbro 15495 were collected at Station 4 28 m southeast of the rim crest of Dune crater The surface surrounding the samples has a moderate cover of fragments small craters in the sample area are sparse Two large fragments in the sample were excluded from grain size analysis 15471 soil coarse fine particles 15472 15473 15474 15475 basalt Soil 15470 and basalts 15475 15476 and gabbro 15495 were collected at Station 4 28 m southeast of the rim crest of Dune crater The surface surrounding the samples has a moderate cover of fragments small craters in the sample area are sparse Two large fragments in the sample were excluded from grain size analysis 15476 basalt Soil 15470 and basalts 15475 15476 and gabbro 15495 were collected at Station 4 28 m southeast of the rim crest of Dune crater The surface surrounding the samples has a moderate cover of fragments small craters in the sample area are sparse Two large fragments in the sample were excluded from grain size analysis 15477 15478 15485 basalt 15485 and 15486 are samples of vitrophyric pigeonite basalt a rapidly cooled variety of quartz normative basalt found to be rather common at the Apollo 15 site They are very vesicular with porphyritic diktytaxitic texture The age of this boulder is 3 4 b y and it has an exposure age of 114 m y determined on 15499 15486 basalt 15485 and 15486 are samples of vitrophyric pigeonite basalt a rapidly cooled variety of quartz normative basalt found to be rather common at the Apollo 15 site They are very vesicular with porphyritic diktytaxitic texture The age of this boulder is 3 4 b y and it has an exposure age of 114 m y determined on 15499 15487 15495 basalt Soil 15470 and basalts 15475 15476 and gabbro 15495 were collected at Station 4 28 m southeast of the rim crest of Dune crater The surface surrounding the samples has a moderate cover of fragments small craters in the sample area are sparse Two large fragments in the sample were excluded from grain size analysis It has been studied for its magnetic properties but has not been dated The orientation of 15495 was documented by photographs but there are micrometeorite craters on S T B and E surfaces indicating that the rock has rolled 15498 rock regolith breccia A coherent glassy matrix breccia with components mainly of mare derivation including basalt fragments and glass 15499 basalt top surface of 15499 is rounded with micrometeorite craters whille the bottom suface is freshly broken The radiometeric age of this boulder is 3 4 b y with an exposure age of 114 m y 15500 soil Collected at Station 9 Scarp crater This surface sample was collected 10 m from the rim of a 10 meter diameter fresh crater The surface is saturated with raindrop depressions and fragments less than 1 cm in diameter 15501 rake soil 15502 15503 15504 15505 breccia glass matrix breccia with an abundance for mare basalt clasts 15506 regolith breccia 15506 and 15508 are glass coated pieces of regolith breccia similar to 15505 in the same bag and may be pieces of the larger breccia see also section on 15501 They have not been studied and there are no thin sections 15507 other 15507 is made up of three glass particles that fit together as a hollow egg It has not been subdivided nor studied There is a zap pit on the interior wall of the large vesicle proving that it was already broken on the lunar surface Ryder 1985 15508 breccia 15506 and 15508 are glass coated pieces of regolith breccia similar to 15505 in the same bag and may be pieces of the larger breccia see also section on 15501 They have not been studied and there are no thin sections 15514 15515 regolith breccia 15515 is brown very friable porus and full of glass particles 15528 15529 basalt Lunar sample 15529 is a very vesicular mare basalt that remains unstudied Dirt fills some vesicles but not all and the sample has no obvious zap pits The sample is light olive gray rounded tough and very vesicular It had a 3 cm high fillet but has no zap pits 15530 soil 15530 was collected with a suite of rocks fragments and cores at Station 9A The soil sample was taken about 20 m east of the rim of Hadley Rille its exact location has not been identified on the surface photographs The ground slopes gently from the sample site toward the rim of Hadley Rille rock fragments on the surface become increasingly abundant as the rille rim is approached 15531 15501 and 15511 were collected from the rim of a small crater at station 9 while 15531 was collected at station 9a near Hadley Rille 15532 15533 15534 15535 rock basalt is a fine grained olivine bearing mare basalt in which fine grained pyroxenes are enclosed in poikilitic plagioclases and olivine phenocrysts are scattered It is finer grained than 15536 chipped from the same boulder 15536 basalt is a fine grained olivine bearing mare basalt in which fine grained pyroxenes are enclosed in poikilitic plagioclases and olivine phenocrysts are scattered 15535 is finer grained than 15536 chipped from the same boulder 15537 15538 15545 rock basalt This potato shaped rock has the remains of very large glass lining from micrometeorite impacts as well as prominent patina from glass splashes 15546 rock basalt The samples are similar with a rather coarse grained granular texture Olivine grains are found in the centers of pigeonite Opaque minerals are found in groups 15547 basalt The samples are similar with a rather coarse grained granular texture Olivine grains are found in the centers of pigeonite Opaque minerals are found in groups 15548 15555 basalt Great Scott is both the largest and the most intensively studied of the Apollo 15 rocks It is a medium grained olivine basalt with a few percent small vugs It is probably very close to a liquid composition i e it contains few if any accumulated crystals It crystallized 3 3 b y ago Unlike other nearby rocks 15555 was not dust coated It is generally tough but many exterior chips fell off during earth transit and many of these pieces are friable It is sub rounded and blocky with many zap pits 15556 rock basalt medium grained extremely vesicular olivine normative basalt containing small olivine phenocrysts 15557 basalt 15558 rock regolith breccia Regolith breccia derived mainly from mare components 15560 15564 15565 regolith breccia Regolith breccia fragments ranging from friable to coherent At the end of the third EVA during Apollo 15 the astronauts collected loose undocumented samples from the regolith as grab samples and placed them in sample collection bag 2 The residue from this bag about 38 pieces was numbered together as 15565 15577 15595 basalt a finegrained porphyritic mare basalt with conspicuously irregularly distributed vugs 15596 basalt a finegrained porphyritic mare basalt with conspicuously irregularly distributed vugs 15596 has the same texture but with somewhat larger pyroxenes and a groundmass that is more crystalline 15597 basalt pyroxene vitrophyre consisting mainly of acicular pyroxene phenocrysts typically with a glass core set in a matrix of brown glass which shows incipient crystallization in only a few places 15598 basalt a fine grained olivine phyric basalt consisting of scattered olivine phenocrysts 0 6 to 1 3 mm across set in an intergranular matrix of plagioclase pyroxene and opaques 15600 soil This comprehensive soil was collected at Station 9A to accompany the rake samples 20 m northeast of the rim of Hadley Rille The surface around the sample is smoth level and locally free of rock fragments greater tha 5 cm across The general vicinity is littered with fragments commonly up to 20 cm across and a few sparse scattered boulders greater than a meter across 15601 soil The large soil sample and the adjacent rake sample contained many olivine normative basalt samples 156xx Only about 2 3 of the soil sample was sieved with about 400 grams remaining unsieved Small rocks are described separately 15602 15603 15604 15605 basalt 15605 15606 and 15607 are small fragments of Ferich mare basalt collected as 1 cm walnuts from largest soil sample 15600 15605 is coarse grained 15606 is medium grained and 15607 is fine grained 15606 is very vesicular They are all examples of olivine normative basalt with low silica content and with some olivine 15606 basalt 15605 15606 and 15607 are small fragments of Ferich mare basalt collected as 1 cm walnuts from largest soil sample 15600 15605 is coarse grained 15606 is medium grained and 15607 is fine grained 15606 is very vesicular They are all examples of olivine normative basalt with low silica content and with some olivine 15607 basalt 15605 15606 and 15607 are small fragments of Ferich mare basalt collected as 1 cm walnuts from largest soil sample 15600 15605 is coarse grained 15606 is medium grained and 15607 is fine grained 15606 is very vesicular They are all examples of olivine normative basalt with low silica content and with some olivine 15608 rake basalt consists of numerous skeletal pigeonite mcirophenocrysts in a finer grained variolitic groundmass of pyroxene plagioclase and opaque minerals 15609 15610 rake basalt Rake fragments 15610 15633 15641 15643 and 15663 are grouped together because they are relatively coarse grained samples of the abundant olivinenormative Apollo 15 basalt clan 15611 15612 rake 15613 rake 15614 rake basalt chemical composition is that of an olivine normative basalt but olivine does not form obvious phenocrysts 15615 rake 15616 rake basalt Their chemical composition is that of an olivine normative basalt but olivine does not form obvious phenocrysts 15617 rake 15618 rake 15619 rake 15620 rake basalt Pyroxene olivine and plagioclase form an interlocking network that is peppered by minute opaque minerals ilmenite and spinel 15621 rake 15622 rake basalt chemical composition is that of an olivine normative basalt but olivine does not form obvious phenocrysts 15623 rake basalt Pyroxene olivine and plagioclase form an interlocking network that is peppered by minute opaque minerals ilmenite and spinel 15624 rake 15625 rake 15626 rake 15627 rake 15628 rake 15629 rake 15630 rake basalt chemical composition is that of an olivine normative basalt but olivine does not form obvious phenocrysts 15631 rake 15632 rake 15633 rake basalt Rake fragments 15610 15633 15641 15643 and 15663 are grouped together because they are relatively coarse grained samples of the abundant olivinenormative Apollo 15 basalt clan 15634 rake basalt Ryder 1985 provides the only description these particles Although he calls them coarse grained the grain size is still less than 1 mm 15635 rake 15636 rake basalt At over 300 grams it is the largest of the rake samples It is a coarse grained olivine normative basalt rather typical of Apollo 15 It has not been dated 15637 rake 15638 rake 15639 rake basalt Ryder 1985 provides the only description these particles Although he calls them coarse grained the grain size is still less than 1 mm 15640 rake 15641 rake basalt Rake fragments 15610 15633 15641 15643 and 15663 are grouped together because they are relatively coarse grained samples of the abundant olivinenormative Apollo 15 basalt clan 15642 rake 15643 rake basalt Rake fragments 15610 15633 15641 15643 and 15663 are grouped together because they are relatively coarse grained samples of the abundant olivinenormative Apollo 15 basalt clan 15644 rake 15645 rake 15646 rake 15647 rake basalt 15647 is a relatively large relatively coarse grained olivine basalt 15648 rake basalt 15648 is brecciated and partially shock melted and 15649 may also be shocked They are members of the olivine normative clan of Apollo 15 basalts 15649 rake basalt 15648 is brecciated and partially shock melted and 15649 may also be shocked They are members of the olivine normative clan of Apollo 15 basalts 15650 rake 15651 rake basalt a medium grained olivine bearing mare basalt with microgabbroic texture 15652 rake 15653 rake 15654 rake 15655 rake 15656 rake 15657 rake 15658 rake basalt Ryder 1985 provides the only description 15658 is a medium grained olivine bearing basalt Pigeonites range from 1 to 2 mm long and are twinned and zoned Most plagioclases for stubby crystals up to about 1 mm some of which are hollow Some radial growth of plagioclase and pyroxene is present Olivine forms scattered anhedral phenocrysts and smaller grains are present many as inclusions in pigeonite Cristobalite fayalite and a range of opaque phases are present No mode is given 15659 rake basalt vesicular olivine normative basalts with about medium grain size The average grain size is about 1 mm 15659 has been dated at 3 34 0 04 b y 15660 rake 15661 rake basalt rounded surface from micrometeorite bombardment and is sort of shaped like a golf ball However it is vesicular vuggy and has a few olivine phenocrysts typical of olivine normative basalts 15662 rake basalt It is a vesicular olivine normative basalt 15663 rake basalt Rake fragments 15610 15633 15641 15643 and 15663 are grouped together because they are relatively coarse grained samples of the abundant olivinenormative Apollo 15 basalt clan 15664 rake 15665 rake basalt Lunar samples 15665 and 15669 are rake samples from the edge of Hadley Rille in an area called The Terrace They are similar to the rest of the olivine normative basalt samples from this location except perhaps they contains abundant Fe rich pyroxene rather than fayalite in the residuum The habit of ilmenite is also unusual They have not been dated 15666 rake basalt pyroxene phyric basalt with a variolitic groundmass It also includes some olivine 15667 rake 15668 rake 15669 rake basalt Lunar samples 15665 and 15669 are rake samples from the edge of Hadley Rille in an area called The Terrace They are similar to the rest of the olivine normative basalt samples from this location except perhaps they contains abundant Fe rich pyroxene rather than fayalite in the residuum The habit of ilmenite is also unusual They have not been dated 15670 rake 15671 rake 15672 rake basalt vesicular olivine normative basalts with about medium grain size The average grain size is about 1 mm 15673 rake 15674 rake basalt fine grained olivine normative basalt and they include relict partially resorbed phenocrysts of olivine 15675 rake basalt fine grained olivine normative basalt and they include relict partially resorbed phenocrysts of olivine 15676 rake basalt fine grained olivine normative basalt and they include relict partially resorbed phenocrysts of olivine 15677 rake 15678 rake basalt fine grained olivine normative basalt and they include relict partially resorbed phenocrysts of olivine 15679 rake 15680 rake 15681 rake 15682 rake basalt has a rounded top surface with well preserved micrometeorite craters It is a typical Apollo 15 pigeonite basalt and has been dated at 3 44 b y 15683 rake basalt fine grained olivine normative basalt and they include relict partially resorbed phenocrysts of olivine 15684 rake 15685 rake 15686 rake 15687 rake 15688 rake 15689 rake 15695 rake basalt These three chips 15684 15685 15686 of mare basalt were split out of the station 9a rake sample in 1975 and have not been studied There are no thin sections 15696 rake basalt These three chips 15684 15685 15686 of mare basalt were split out of the station 9a rake sample in 1975 and have not been studied There are no thin sections 15697 rake basalt These three chips 15684 15685 15686 of mare basalt were split out of the station 9a rake sample in 1975 and have not been studied There are no thin sections 15698 rake breccia It may be a glass covered bomb with a lithic fragment inside Ryder 1985 It has not been studied 15933 15952 Jump to Apollo 11 12 14 15 17 Apollo 16 Sample Number Sample Type Lithology Description 60001 core The deep drill string was separated into two sections of three stems each on the lunar surface 60007 60006 and 60005 and 60004 60003 60002 and 60001bit 60002 core The deep drill string was separated into two sections of three stems each on the lunar surface 60007 60006 and 60005 and 60004 60003 60002 and 60001bit 60003 core The deep drill string was separated into two sections of three stems each on the lunar surface 60007 60006 and 60005 and 60004 60003 60002 and 60001bit 60004 core The deep drill string was separated into two sections of three stems each on the lunar surface 60007 60006 and 60005 and 60004 60003 60002 and 60001bit 60005 core The deep drill string was separated into two sections of three stems each on the lunar surface 60007 60006 and 60005 and 60004 60003 60002 and 60001bit 60006 core soil Deep core contining samples 60001 through 60007 was drilled at the ALSEP site about 175 m southwest of the LM and 25 m south of the ALSEP central station The sample area is generally flat with blocks up to 10 15 cm abundant Deep drill area has the least compacted soil and the highest density of craters in the area Core stems went easily into the surface 60007 core Deep core contining samples 60001 through 60007 was drilled at the ALSEP site about 175 m southwest of the LM and 25 m south of the ALSEP central station The sample area is generally flat with blocks up to 10 15 cm abundant Deep drill area has the least compacted soil and the highest density of craters in the area Core stems went easily into the surface 60009 core soil Drive Tube 60009 60010 was taken at Station 10 bout 100 meters southwest of the LM Samples were taken from the rim of a subdued 60 cm crater Fragments on the surface are mostly pear sized none are larger than a few cm Grain sizes 1mm may have been handled less so friable fragments would be less likely to break apart 60010 core soil Drive Tube 60009 60010 was taken at Station 10 bout 100 meters southwest of the LM Samples were taken from the rim of a subdued 60 cm crater Fragments on the surface are mostly pear sized none are larger than a few cm Grain sizes 1mm may have been handled less so friable fragments would be less likely to break apart 60013 core 60014 core 60014 60013 is one of the three cores that were collected close to one another about 50 m apart at the ALSEP site at Apollo 16 60015 rock anorthite Coherent very light gray shock melted and cataclastic anorthosite largely coated with vesicular glass up to 1 cm thick 60016 fragmental breccia a friable breccia disaggregated with 1362 freeze thaw cycles surface is relatively unpitted and smooth 60017 rock impact melt breccia The outer surface has a thick patina while the freshly broken surface is hackly 60018 rock breccia relatively inhomogeneous and apparently not used for cosmic ray penetration studies However it was determined to have a cosmic ray exposure age of 2 1 m y 60019 rock breccia coherent medium gray glassy breccia containing several large light colored clasts 60025 rock anorthite Coarse grained moderately shocked pristine cataclastic ferroan anorthosite 60030 60031 60032 60033 60034 60035 breccia fine grained clast rich polymict breccia made up of clasts of ferroan anorthosite troctolite troctolitic anorthosite and noritic anorthosite To date it remains poorly characterized and requires further

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  • Lunar Surveyor Press Release Images
    Resources Analysis Groups The Moon Lunar Surveyor Images Surveyor I Surveyor III Surveyor V Surveyor Lunar Photomap and Map Series Lunar Map Catalog home page Lunar and Planetary Institute 2016

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  • Icy Moons
    maps will be released here including Triton moon of Neptune and Saturn s Icy Moons Notes on Public Use of these Maps These maps were produced as part of the public trust as part of NASA s scientific and educational programs and are public property Individuals are free to use these maps Part of this effort was funded by NASA s Cassini Data Analysis Program When using these maps please cite credit as follows Credits Global map s of Saturnian moon s name of moon s were produced by Dr Paul Schenk Lunar and Planetary Institute Houston TX Image data are from the Imaging Science Subsystem ISS on the Cassini orbiter NASA JPL Saturn s Moons See this recent article in Planetary Report describing these and related color mapping products of Saturn s Icy Moons Data Format and Release of Original Cube Files Note on Map Production Image selection radiometric calibration geographic registration and photometric correction as well as mosaic selection and assembly were performed by Dr Paul Schenk at the Lunar and Planetary Institute Houston Texas Image data are from the Imaging Science Subsystem ISS Dr Schenk has been a Participating Scientist for the Cassini project since 2011 and

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  • Mars Map Catalog
    Moon Mars Map catalog Map Series Scale USGS I 1083 Geologic Map of Mars 1 25 000 000 MEC 1 Prototype 1 35 000 000 Mariner 9 Mars Map 1 25 000 000 Last updated January 23 2013 Lunar and

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    Map of the Shakespeare Quadrangle of Mercury I 1408 1983 H 03 Geology Shaded Relief Map of the Shakespeare Quadrangle of Mercury Caduceata Albedo Province I 1066 1977 H 03 Relief Geologic Map of the Kuiper Quadrangle of Mercury I 1233 1981 H 06 Geology Geologic Map of the Kuiper Quadrangle of Mercury I 1233 1981 H 06 Geology Shaded Relief Map of the Kuiper Quadrangle of Mercury Tricrena Albedo Province I 960 1976 H 06 Relief Geologic Map of the Beethoven Quadrangle of Mercury I 2048 1990 H 07 Geology Geologic Map of the Beethoven Quadrangle of Mercury I 2048 1990 H 07 Geology Shaded Relief Map of the Beethoven Quadrangle of Mercury I 1029 1977 H 07 Relief Shaded Relief Map of the Tir Quadrangle of Mercury Phaethontias Albedo Province I 993 1976 H 08 Relief Geologic Map of the Tolstoj Quadrangle of Mercury I 1199 1980 H 08 Geology Geologic Map of the Tolstoj Quadrangle of Mercury I 1199 1980 H 08 Geology Geologic Map of the Discovery Quadrangle of Mercury I 1658 1984 H 11 Geology Geologic Map of the Discovery Quadrangle of Mercury I 1658 1984 H 11 Geology Shaded Relief Map of the Discovery

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  • Ranger Photography of the Moon
    Photographs Ranger IX Documentation 4 5MB pdf Camera A Camera B Camera P Interactive Slideshow Ranger Photographs of the Moon is the online version of the NASA documents on the 1964 1965 NASA Lunar Ranger Program It contains selected Ranger 7 Ranger 8 and Ranger 9 mission images and documentation from the photographic edition of the following Ranger publications Ranger VII Photographs of the Moon Part I Camera A Series Photographic Edition 1964 Also published as Ranger VII Photographs of the Moon Part I Camera A Series NASA SP 61 1964 Ranger VII Photographs of the Moon Part I Camera B Series Photographic Edition 1965 Also published as Ranger VII Photographs of the Moon Part I Camera B Series NASA SP 62 1965 Ranger VII Photographs of the Moon Part I Camera P Series Photographic Edition 1965 Also published as Ranger VII Photographs of the Moon Part I Camera P Series NASA SP 63 1965 Ranger VIII Photographs of the Moon Photographic Edition 1966 Also published as Ranger VII Photographs of the Moon NASA SP 111 1966 Ranger IX Photographs of the Moon Photographic Edition 1966 Also published as Ranger VII Photographs of the Moon NASA SP 112 1966 For

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