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Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199653065
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744334

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The term proposed by Galileo for the white, high-standing regions of the lunar surface, now generally referred to as the Lunar Highlands. These comprise the heavily cratered primary lunar feldspathic crust, forming 83% of the lunar surface. The term is also used for extensive (continent-sized) elevated areas on planetary surfaces (e.g. Ishtar Terra on ...

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