Advances in space science and technology. Volume 8 by Frederick I. Ordway

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Clavius, showing the ring-progression and the important structural relationships between Clavius and Porter (upper right). Scalloped facets and stepfaulting (upper left) show clearly, especially when the photograph is viewed from the right-hand side. Courtesy G. P. Kuiper, Photographic Lunar Atlas, University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 40 G. J. H. MC CALL D. Ring Progressions Clavius (Fig. 8 ) , with Ptolemeus, provides some of the best evidence of all of volcano-tectonic origin, and yet another feature of this 142-mi diameter cirque is the strange annular progression within it: a circlet of smaller craters growing progressively larger as one follows the circlet.

19) and also suggest that the long narrow caldera aligned along the length of the rift valley (Section IV) show some resemblance to the many lunar craters. One may of Ngorongoro, Tanganyika, and the Lake Toba cauldron lunar graben-craters (Section V). Differences that come to mind are the less pronounced polygonality of the rift valley volcanic and volcano-tectonic craters compared with lunar craters, and the development of highly irregular calderas.

Kuiper, Photographic Lunar Atlas, University of Chicago Press, Chicago. CONCEPT OF VOLCANO-TECTONIC UNDATION IN SELENOLOGY 25 canism. This crater is a perfect dish crater, which surely also provides evidence of volcanic origin for the dish craters, in spite of their dissimilarity to common terrestrial crater forms. The demolition of the concept of secondary induced vulcanism, already tottering on account of the evidence so far cited, can be completed if we turn our attention to the large lunar craters.

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