Luna 9 Pictures: Implications

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Science  15 Jul 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3733, pp. 290-293
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3733.290


Evidence from Luna 9 does not preclude the possibility that the moon may have a surface made up largely of very fine rock particles. The degree to which they attach to each other and the resulting firmness of the ground cannot yet be closely estimated.