Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

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Red Spot (Moon)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_303


Lunar red spots are a class of spectral anomalies on the nearside of the Moon (Fig. 1) that are characterized by high albedo and strong absorption in the ultraviolet (Whitaker 1972; Head and McCord 1978).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United States Geological Survey, Astrogeology Science CenterFlagstaffUSA