Chemical Analysis of the Moon at the Surveyor V Landing Site

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Science  03 Nov 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3801, pp. 635-637
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3801.635


The chemical composition of the lunar surface material at a maria landing site has been determined by the alpha-scattering technique. Oxygen, silicon, and aluminum have been identified in the preliminary evaluation of the data. The general chemical composition is similar to that of a silicate of a basaltic type.