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Possible origin of lunar magnetism

Nature volume 257, pages 295296 (25 September 1975) | Download Citation

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ANY model of the origin of lunar magnetism needs to explain two principal observations1. One is the magnitude of the stable natural remanent magnetisation (NRM) carried by the returned lunar samples, which is far too large to have been acquired in fields comparable with those found at present in the vicinity of the Moon. The other is the presence of remanent fields at the lunar surface, which imply source regions of tens or hundreds of kilometres of homogeneous magnetisation, primarily in the highlands.

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  1. Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106

    • MICHAEL FULLER

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