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A low Sun angle view of the western part of the Aristarchus Plateau shows three sharprimmed linear depressions that occur in the higher unit and terminate at the edge of the plateau. Their floors are filled with mare material that is similar to the surrounding materials of Oceanus Procellarum (lower right corner). The chain of craters in the mare of Oceanus Procellarum is believed to be secondaries from the crater Aristarchus (outside of the view). As described by Alfred M. Worden, the Apollo 15 CMP, the mare materials in this region display a brownish tint, as compared to the metal gray materials of Mare Imbrium farther east. -F.E. B.
Report Source: NASA SP-362, Page 208, Figure 219
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