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geologic history of the moon

Don E. Wilhelms

geologic history of the moon

by Don E. Wilhelms

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lunar geology.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Don E. Wilhelms with sections by John McCauley and Newell J. Trask.
    SeriesU.S. Geological Survey professional paper -- 1348
    ContributionsMcCauley, John F., Trask, N. J., Geological Survey (U.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUSGSPPAP1348 1987
    The Physical Object
    Pagination302 p., 12 p. of plates :
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22073728M
    LC Control Number86-600177

      The Moon is an interesting body. My own interest comes from what it can tell us of early Earth history. As Universe Today readers may remember, the Moon rocks dating the Earth-Moon impactor may be. The entire moon is pockmarked with craters of every size, from microscopic pits to basins hundreds of miles in diameter. The largest is the South Pole-Aitken Basin, which is about 1, miles (2, kilometers) across. Objects (asteroids, meteoroids, and comets) that struck the moon — very long ago, for the most part — caused these [ ].

    The history of Mercury can be reconstructed through photogeological analysis of global geologic relations of rock-stratigraphic units. Mercurian stratigraphy is subdivided into five time-stratigraphic systems based on mappable basin and crater deposits. These systems are the pre-Tolstojan (oldest), Tolstojan, Calorian, Mansurian, and Kuiperian (youngest).Cited by:   The five following Apollo missions collected rocks from all major geological formations to be found on the Moon. The lunar maria, the dark regions of the Moon, were formed when the lunar basins Author: David Bressan.

    Describe evidence of volcanism and tectonism on the Moon. Review the techniques used for creating geological maps of the Moon. Discuss the details and geologic contributions of the Apollo missions. Develop a geologic history for the Moon. Tell why the exploration of the Moon is important to humanity as a space-faring civilization. The geological history of the Moon The lesson to be learned for the rest of the solar system •The rate of crater-producing impacts was far higher early in the history of the solar system ( - Gyr ago) •A planet (like Earth) which is geologically active will have nearly obliterated evidence of ancient impacts.


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Geologic history of the moon by Don E. Wilhelms Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Geologic History of the Moon Paperback – Febru by U.S. Department of the Interior (Author), Geologic history of the moon book E. Wilhelms (Author) out of 5 stars 4 ratings. See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Cited by: Geologic History of the Moon, Don Wilhelms US Geological Survey Professional Paper Since The Geologic History of the Moon (D. Wilhelms) has remained the cornerstone reference for all lunar geologists, and was originally published as United States Geological Survey Professional Paper Unfortunately this volume has long been out of print.

More than two decades of study have established the major features of lunar geologic style and history. The most numerous and significant landforms belong to a size-morphology series of simple craters, complex craters, and ringed basins that were formed by impacts.

Each crater and basin is the source of primary ejecta and secondary craters that, collectively, cover the entire terra. ­Based on analyses of the rocks, crater densities and surface features, geologists came up with the following geologic history of the moon: After the impact (about billion years ago), the newly formed moon had a huge magma ocean over a solid interior.

Wilhelm's The Geologic History of the Moon is an excellent, seminal text on the stratigraphic end of things, however, it is getting a bit dated a lot has been happening in this field since (when this was published and has never been updated/revised.).

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. The geological history of the Moon has been defined into six major epochs, called the lunar geologic ng about billion years ago, the newly formed Moon was in a molten state and was orbiting much closer to Earth resulting in tidal forces.

These tidal forces deformed the molten body into an ellipsoid, with the major axis pointed towards Earth. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Geologic history The geological history of the Moon has been defined into six major epochs, called the lunar geologic timescale. Starting about billion years ago, the newly formed Moon was in a molten state and was orbiting much closer to Earth resulting in tidal forces.

Documentation of the first lunar landing and rock samples brought back by astronauts have unlocked many mysteries of moon geology. This film shows scientists at Houston's Lunar Receiving Laboratory analyzing clues to a once-secret past.

A great deal of time and effort, especially during the past two hundred years, has been spent in study of the Earth's geologic history. Now, quite suddenly accomplishments of the "space age" have provided opportunity to construct a reasonably detailed geologic history of the : Princeton University Press.

"A comprehensive review of lunar science and evolution from the viewpoint of historical geology, based on data from both photogeologic observations and lunar-sample analysis.". Stratigraphic methods were applied systematically during the ’s in a program of geologic mapping that aimed at reconstructing the evolution of the Moon’s nearside.

Order was discovered among the seemingly diverse and random landforms of the lunar surface by determining the sequence in which they were emplaced. PDF | On Jan 1,Min Ding and others published Early Geologic History of the Moon | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate.

The best books on Earth History recommended by Adam Maloof. Just as no one can study political science without a basic understanding of human history, or study a modern animal without a basic understanding of evolution, so no one can understand climate change without understanding the Earth's history, argues the Princeton geology professor.

Wilhelms DE, McCauley JF, Trask NJ () The geologic history of the Moon. US Geological Survey, Washington, Paper Google Scholar Zhang N, Parmentier EM, Liang Y () A 3D numerical study of the thermal evolution of the Moon after cumulate mantle overturn: the importance of rheology and core solidification.

Moon. It tells the story of the Moon’s geo-logical history and how scientists try to deci-pher the story. This background information may be useful reading for students as well. Key facts about the Moon appear on the “Moon ABCs” and “Rock ABCs” pages. These pages were named to emphasize the basic nature of the information.

The. Geologic History of the Moon, Don Wilhelms US Geological Survey Professional Paper (Raw PDF Scans) Most users find the searchable text versions more useful. Since The Geologic History of the Moon (D. Wilhelms) has remained the cornerstone reference for all lunar geologists, and was originally published as United States Geological Survey Professional Paper The Moon The Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon: Final Report () Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century (, Scanned Version) Origin of the Moon (, Scanned Version) Geologic History of the Moon (USGS Prof.

Paper, PDF File). A Concise Geologic Time Scale: presents a summary of Earth's history over the past billion years, as well as a brief overview of contemporaneous events on the Moon, Mars, and Venus. The authors have been at the forefront of chronostratigraphic research and initiatives to create an international geologic time scale for many years, and.

The geological history of Earth follows the major events in Earth's past based on the geological time scale, a system of chronological measurement based on the study of the planet's rock layers (stratigraphy).Earth formed about billion years ago by accretion from the solar nebula, a disk-shaped mass of dust and gas left over from the formation of the Sun, which also created the rest of.

A new unified geologic map of the Moon, based on digital renovations that updated s-era geologic maps to match more recent topographic and image data gathered by lunar orbiters, was released by the USGS last month.

The map is “a seamless, globally consistent, ,scale geologic map”; the paper version (25 MB JPEG) provides azimuthal projections beyond the 55th .Genre/Form: Online resources: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Wilhelms, Don E. Geologic history of the moon (DLC) (OCoLC)