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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 17 landing site

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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 17 landing site; 1973; Book chapter; 330; Federal Government Series; Apollo 17 preliminary science report; Muehlberger, W. R.; Batson, R. M.; Cernan, E. A.; Freeman, V. L.; Hait, M. H.; Holt, H. E.; Howard, K. A.; Jackson, E. D.; Larson, K. B.; Reed, V. S.; Rennilson, J. J.; Schmitt, H. H.; Scott, D. H.; Sutton, R. L.; Stuart-Alexander, D. ; Swann, G. A.; Trask, N. J.; Ulrich, G. E.; Wilshire, H. G.; Wolfe, E. W.

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The Apollo 17 lunar module (LM) landed on the flat floor of a deep valley that embays the mountainous highlands at the eastern rim of the Serenitatis basin. Serenitatis, the site of a pronounced mascon, is one of the major multi-ringed basins on the near side of the Moon. The Taurus-Littrow valley, which is radial to the Serenitatis basis, is interpreted as a deep graben formed by structural adjustment of lunar crustal material to the Serenitatis impact.

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