Papers presented at the sessions.
Chemical Analysis of the Lunar Surface in the Surveyor Program—Summary*
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1970 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 181–183, February 1970
How to Cite
1970), Chemical Analysis of the Lunar Surface in the Surveyor Program—Summary*, Radio Sci., 5(2), 181–183, doi:10.1029/RS005i002p00181., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 15 OCT 1969
Chemical analyses of lunar surface materials were obtained in situ by Surveyors 5, 6, and 7. Mare samples were analyzed by Surveyors 5 and 6, which landed in Mare Tranquillitatis and Sinus Medii, respectively [Turkevich et al., 1967b, 1968]. The Surveyor-7 analyses were made in a terra region near the crater Tycho, which is thought to be covered with éjecta from that crater [Patterson et al., 1969]. The two adjacent samples in Mare Tranquillitatis were at least partially covered with material thrown out by the footpads of the spacecraft as it slid down the side of a small crater.