Polarized Magnetic Field Fluctuations at the Apollo 15 Site: Possible Regional Influence on Lunar Induction

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Science  22 Mar 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4130, pp. 1194-1197
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4130.1194


High-frequency (5 to 40 millihertz) induced lunar magnetic fields, observed at the Apollo 15 site near the southeastern boundary of Mare Imbrium and the southwestern boundary of Mare Serenitatis, show a strong tendency toward linear polarization in a direction radial to the Imbrium basin and circumferential to the Serenitatis basin, a property that could be indicative of a possible regional influence on the induction.