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Reply to: Stratigraphy versus artefacts in the Chang’e-4 low-frequency radar

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Fig. 1: Comparison of the ATA plots between the low-frequency LPR data.
Fig. 2: Comparison of the low-frequency LPR sections of CE3 and CE4 within 0–4 μs travel time.
Fig. 3: The low-frequency LPR section of CE4 acquired over lunar days 1–16 within 0–6 μs travel time.

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The data used in this work are available via the Science and Application Center for Moon and Deep Space Exploration, Chinese Academy of Sciences ( Additional data is available from the corresponding author upon request.

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The codes that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.


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This work was supported by Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (grant number QYZDJ-SSW-DQC001 to Y.L.) and the National Nature Science Foundation of China (grant numbers 41490631 to Y.L. and 41941002 to J.Z.). We thank the Supercomputing Laboratory of IGGCAS for providing computing resources.

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Y.L. led the study, J.Z. and B.Z. processed and analysed the LPR data and all authors prepared the paper.

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Correspondence to Yangting Lin.

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Zhang, J., Zhou, B. & Lin, Y. Reply to: Stratigraphy versus artefacts in the Chang’e-4 low-frequency radar. Nat Astron 5, 894–897 (2021).

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