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mascon Abbreviation for mass concentration. There are about ten large-scale positive gravity anomalies on the Moon, associated with the large circular maria (see MARE). The basalt filling the multi-ringed impact basins only partly accounts for the excess mascons per unit area, and central subsurface uplift of denser mantle material into the feldspathic lunar highland crust during the impact is required to provide the observed values of up to +2.2 × 10−3 m/s2 (+220 mgal) observed in the Mare Imbrium.

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mascon: see moon.

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mascon (ˈmæskɒn) Astronomy mass concentration

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