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    Recent exploration of the moon: science from lunar missions since 2006

    Gaddis, L. and Joy, K. and Bussey, B. and Carpenter, J. and Crawford, Ian and Elphic, R. and Halekas, J. and Lawrence, S. and Xiao, L. (2023) Recent exploration of the moon: science from lunar missions since 2006. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 89 (1), pp. 1-51. ISSN 1529-6466.

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    Exploration of the Moon has been a goal of humankind for millennia, and in recent decades enormous advances in lunar knowledge have resulted from orbital, landed, robotic, and human exploration and sample return. This chapter introduces the planetary community to the array of missions that have explored the Moon in the years since 2006. Because other chapters in this volume will address the discoveries and results of these missions, we focus here on a short summary of science goals for each mission and a description of instruments and their capabilities.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Planetary Sciences, Centre for (CPS)
    Depositing User: Ian Crawford
    Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2023 13:36
    Last Modified: 11 Dec 2023 17:29


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