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Correlated compositional and mineralogical investigations at the Chang[prime]e-3 landing site

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, January 2015
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Title
Correlated compositional and mineralogical investigations at the Chang[prime]e-3 landing site
Published in
Nature Communications, January 2015
DOI 10.1038/ncomms9880
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Authors

Zongcheng Ling, Bradley L. Jolliff, Alian Wang, Chunlai Li, Jianzhong Liu, Jiang Zhang, Bo Li, Lingzhi Sun, Jian Chen, Long Xiao, Jianjun Liu, Xin Ren, Wenxi Peng, Huanyu Wang, Xingzhu Cui, Zhiping He, Jianyu Wang, Ling, Zongcheng, Jolliff, Bradley L, Wang, Alian, Li, Chunlai, Liu, Jianzhong, Zhang, Jiang, Li, Bo, Sun, Lingzhi, Chen, Jian, Xiao, Long, Liu, Jianjun, Ren, Xin, Peng, Wenxi, Wang, Huanyu, Cui, Xingzhu, He, Zhiping, Wang, Jianyu

Abstract

The chemical compositions of relatively young mare lava flows have implications for the late volcanism on the Moon. Here we report the composition of soil along the rim of a 450-m diameter fresh crater at the Chang'e-3 (CE-3) landing site, investigated by the Yutu rover with in situ APXS (Active Particle-induced X-ray Spectrometer) and VNIS (Visible and Near-infrared Imaging Spectrometer) measurements. Results indicate that this region's composition differs from other mare sample-return sites and is a new type of mare basalt not previously sampled, but consistent with remote sensing. The CE-3 regolith derived from olivine-normative basaltic rocks with high FeO/(FeO+MgO). Deconvolution of the VNIS data indicates abundant high-Ca ferropyroxene (augite and pigeonite) plus Fe-rich olivine. We infer from the regolith composition that the basaltic source rocks formed during late-stage magma-ocean differentiation when dense ferropyroxene-ilmenite cumulates sank and mixed with deeper, relatively ferroan olivine and orthopyroxene in a hybridized mantle source.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 40 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 29%
Researcher 8 19%
Other 5 12%
Student > Master 4 10%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 4 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 14 33%
Physics and Astronomy 9 21%
Engineering 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Computer Science 1 2%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 7 17%

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