Exploring the Lunar Subsurface Ice Hypothesis Using EVA and Robotic Follow-up: the Haughton Crater Lunar Analog Study

Essam Heggy, Mark Helper, Terrence W. Fong, Pascal Lee, Matthew Deans, Maria Bualat, Jose Hurtado, Martha Altobelli, Elizabeth Palmer, and Kip Hodges
Geologic Society of America Annual Meeting, October, 2010, pp. Paper 19-11.


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Abstract
Recent orbital observations from the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), the mini-RF Synthetic Aperture Radar onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter (LRO) and Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) on board Chandrayaan-1 all suggest that the lunar subsurface contains traces of cometary ice in the permanently shadowed areas at the lunar poles. Although the presence of ice in the lunar subsurface is supported by an increasing set of remote sensing observations, its depth, composition, and concentration remain poorly quantified. Quantifying these parameters will increase our understanding of the ice transport to the lunar surface and are vital to future plans to use it as a potential resource for long-term human presence

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Essam Heggy, Mark Helper, Terrence W. Fong, Pascal Lee, Matthew Deans, Maria Bualat, Jose Hurtado, Martha Altobelli, Elizabeth Palmer, and Kip Hodges, "Exploring the Lunar Subsurface Ice Hypothesis Using EVA and Robotic Follow-up: the Haughton Crater Lunar Analog Study," Geologic Society of America Annual Meeting, October, 2010, pp. Paper 19-11.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2010_6687,
   author = "Essam Heggy and Mark Helper and Terrence W Fong and Pascal Lee and Matthew Deans and Maria Bualat and Jose Hurtado and Martha Altobelli and Elizabeth Palmer and Kip Hodges",
   title = "Exploring the Lunar Subsurface Ice Hypothesis Using EVA and Robotic Follow-up: the Haughton Crater Lunar Analog Study",
   booktitle = "Geologic Society of America Annual Meeting",
   pages = "Paper 19-11",
   month = "October",
   year = "2010",
}