Lunar Transient Phenomena: Topographical Distribution

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Science  27 Jan 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3761, pp. 449-451
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3761.449


The sites named in nearly 400 reports of lunar transient phenomena fall into three classes: (i) sites peripheral to the maria, (ii) ray craters, and (iii) ring plains with dark or partially dark floors; none are known in the rugged highland area of the southeast (International Astronomical Union, 1964; classically southwest) quadrant. Permanent records are few; the sites where known are consistent with the visual records.

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