Small Impact Craters Of The Moon: How Long Is Their “Life” On The Lunar Surface?
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A. T. Basilevsky was a planetary geologist and imaging radar analyst at the Vernadsky Institute in Moscow.

                       

Small Impact Craters Of The Moon: How Long Is Their “Life” On The Lunar Surface?

The surface of the Moon is pitted with a myriad of small impact craters (Figure 1). Figure 1.a) Near side of the Moon, global mosaic of LROC WAC images, arrow shows area of Lunokhod-1 studies; b) LROC NAC image of the landing site of Luna 17, which landed on the Moon Lunokhod-1, the upper inset shows blow-up part of the image with the lander seen in it, the lower inset is part of Lunokhod-1 TV panorama...

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