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The density of the lunar surface soil

Scott, Ronald F. (1968) The density of the lunar surface soil. Journal of Geophysical Research, 73 (16). pp. 5469-5471. ISSN 0148-0227. doi:10.1029/JB073i016p05469.

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Until the landing of the Surveyor 1 spacecraft on the moon, it had been inferred from earth-based optical, thermal, radio, and radar observations that the surface f the moon consisted of material of low-bulk density (less than 1 g/cm^3) and high porosity. Recently, a change in this belief, at least with respect to the optical data, has occurred, although a low density continues to be postulated on the basis of radiometric data.

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Additional Information:Copyright 1968 by the American Geophysical Union. (Received April 11, 1968.) I am indebted to L. D. Jaffe of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for giving me a copy of the Cherkasov et al. [1967] paper.
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Official Citation:Scott, R. F. (1968), The density of the lunar surface soil, J. Geophys. Res., 73(16), 5469–5471, doi:10.1029/JB073i016p05469.
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