Chemical Analysis of the Moon at the Surveyor VII Landing Site: Preliminary Results

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Science  04 Oct 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3849, pp. 117-118
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3849.117


The alpha-scattering experiment aboard Surveyor VII has provided a chemical analysis of the moon in the area of the crater Tycho. The preliminary results indicate a chemical composition similar to that already found at two mare sites, but with a lower concentration of elements of the iron group (titanium through copper).

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