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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 16 landing site

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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 16 landing site; 1972; Book chapter; 315; Federal Government Series; Apollo 16 preliminary science report (NASA SP 315); Muehlberger, W. R.; Batson, R. M.; Boudette, E. L.; Duke, C. M.; Eggleton, R. E.; Elston, D. P.; England, A. W.; Freeman, V. L.; Hait, M. H.; Hall, T. A.; Head, J. W.; Hodges, C. A.; Holt, H. E.; Jackson, E. D.; Jordan, J. A.; Larson, K. B.; Milton, D. J.; Reed, V. S.; Rennilson, J. J.; Schaber, G. G.; Schafer, J. P.; Silver, L. T.; Stuart-Alexander, D.; Sutton, R. L.; Swann, G. A.; Tyner, R. L.; Ulrich, G. E.; Wilshire, H. G.; Wolfe, E. W.; Young, J. W.

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The Apollo 16 landing site in the lunar central highlands encompassed terra plains and adjacent mountainous areas of hilly and furrowed terra. These morphologic units, representing important terrane types in the lunar highlands, had been interpreted as volcanic on most premission geologic maps. However, it became apparent during the mission that there are indeed few or no volcanic rocks or landforms at the site but rather that the area is underlain by a wide variety of impact-generated breccias.

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