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The significance of the magnetism observed in lunar rocks

  • Charles E. Helsley
Article

Abstract

Partial thermal remanence experiments on lunar igneous rocks indicate that the magnetization of lunar rocks is not a normal single component thermoremanent magnetization. The magnetization therefore may not have been acquired at the time of initial cooling of the rock and thus should be used cautiously in making estimates of the intensity of the ancient lunar magnetic field.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Igneous Rock Single Component Remanence Initial Cool 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles E. Helsley
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  1. 1.Geosciences DivisionThe University of TexasDallasUSA

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