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Examining spectral variations in localized lunar dark mantle deposits

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Jawin, E. R., S. Besse, L. R. Gaddis, J. M. Sunshine, J. W. Head, and S. Mazrouei (2015), Examining spectral variations in localized lunar dark mantle deposits, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JE004759.

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The localized lunar dark mantle deposits (DMDs) in Alphonsus, J. Herschel, and Oppenheimer craters were analyzed using visible-near-infrared spectroscopy data from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper. Spectra of these localized DMDs were analyzed for compositional and mineralogical variations within the deposits and were compared with nearby mare basalt units. Spectra of the three localized DMDs exhibited mafic absorption features indicating iron-rich compositions, although the DMDs were spectrally distinct from nearby mare basalts. All of the DMDs contained spectral signatures of glassy materials, suggesting the presence of volcanic glass in varying concentrations across the individual deposits. In addition, the albedo and spectral signatures [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1002/2014JE004759
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