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A mass concentration in a celestial body with higher gravitational pull than its surroundings, causing an uneven or distorted gravitational field.

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How much does it cost to land on a lunar mascon?

This answer to Delta-v for landing on the moon estimates that to go from a circular orbit at 110km to a landing on a spherical Moon would require an absolute minimum of 1736 m/s and the Apollo landers ...