Imperial College London

Professor Gareth Collins

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Professor of Planetary Science



+44 (0)20 7594 1518g.collins Website




4.83Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Kring, DA and Kramer, GY and Collins, GS and Potter, RWK and Chandnani, M},
doi = {10.1038/ncomms13161},
journal = {Nature Communications},
title = {Peak-Ring Structure and Kinematics from a Multi-disciplinary Study of the Schrödinger Impact Basin},
url = {},
volume = {7},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - The Schrödinger basin on the lunar farside is ~320 km in diameter and the best-preservedpeak-ring basin of its size in the Earth–Moon system. Spectral and photogeologic analyses ofdata from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument on the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft and theLunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) on the LRO spacecraft indicate the peak ring iscomposed of anorthositic, noritic, and troctolitic lithologies that were juxtaposed by severalcross-cutting faults during peak ring formation. Hydrocode simulations indicate the lithologieswere uplifted from depths up to 30 km, representing the crust of the lunar farside. Combining2geological and remote-sensing observations with numerical modeling, here we show a DisplacedStructural Uplift model is best for peak rings, including that in the K-T Chicxulub impact crateron Earth. These results may help guide sample selection in lunar sample return missions that arebeing studied for the multi-agency International Space Exploration Coordination Group.Determining which lunar landing site may yield information about the lunar interior is veryimportant with impact basins usually the best sites. Kring et al. provide a geological map of theSchrödinger basin on the moon via a multidisciplinary approach of remote sensing and numericalmodeling.
AU - Kring,DA
AU - Kramer,GY
AU - Collins,GS
AU - Potter,RWK
AU - Chandnani,M
DO - 10.1038/ncomms13161
PY - 2016///
SN - 2041-1723
TI - Peak-Ring Structure and Kinematics from a Multi-disciplinary Study of the Schrödinger Impact Basin
T2 - Nature Communications
UR -
UR -
VL - 7
ER -