Geologic Setting of the Apollo 14 Samples

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Science  20 Aug 1971:
Vol. 173, Issue 3998, pp. 716-719
DOI: 10.1126/science.173.3998.716


The Apollo 14 lunar module landed in a region of the lunar highlands that is part of a widespread blanket of ejecta surrounding the mare Imbrium basin. Samples were collected from the regolith developed on a nearly level plain, a ridge 100 meters high, and a blocky ejecta deposit around a young crater. Large boulders in the vicinity of the landing site are coherent fragmental rocks as are some of the returned samples.