The ages of the lunar maria and the filling of the mare basins

P.A. Davies, A. Stephenson

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    The age discrepancy between lunar highlands and mare is examined in terms of a hydrostatic head model incorporating an impact crater being fed continuously from depth with basaltic magma. It is shown that if the age difference is attributed to the filling time of the impact basin, the dimensions of the volcanic feeder conduits are of the order of a few metres.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
    Volume14
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1977

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    The ages of the lunar maria and the filling of the mare basins. / Davies, P.A.; Stephenson, A.

    In: Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Vol. 14, No. 4, 01.07.1977.

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