Nonuniform Cooling of the Eclipsed Moon: A Listing of Thirty Prominent Anomalies

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Science  08 Oct 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3693, pp. 210-212
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3693.210


Infrared scanning during a total eclipse has revealed hundreds of hot spots, many identified with craters smaller than the detector resolution. Areal corrections show that some of these features may have the thermal properties of bare rock. Correlation of thermal response with albedo and radar reflectivity shows discrepancies. There is a concentration of hot spots in Mare Tranquillitatis.