Plateau of Aristarchus and the Vallis Schröteri

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FERNANDO OLIVEIRA DE MENEZES

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C11 EDGE HD
ASI 174MM
POWERMATE 4X
12/3/2018
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Plateau of Aristarchus and the Vallis Schröteri

In my opinion the most beautiful region of the moon: Valle Schroteri region showing mainly the Aristarchus plate and its strange region.

Aristarchus dish (55km wide) has large pyroclastic deposits are a potential resource for useful elements like hydrogen, oxygen, iron and titanium. Thus, due to its geological complexity and potential resources, the Aristarchus region is of course of interest to the Constellation Program and future lunar missions.
The other region of great interest (Cobra Head [CH]) consists of a deep well is thought to be the source of ventilation of a tremendous lava outlet that flowed through the plateau and formed the rille.

Does this region have high brightness know why?
What is the origin of the shiny material?
Some of the brightness is a function of faces of steep stones facing the sun. Most of the local material here is basaltic, giving a different coloring of the region, originating in the enormous vent of the snake head of the 140 km long Vallis Schröteri

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