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Cold Trapping of Lunar Polar Crater Volatiles: A Comparison of Two Theories

Author: 
William Farrell
Topic: 
Volatiles
Delivered As: 
Oral
Abstract Text: 

It is now recognized that volatiles, especially water, exist in permanently shadowed craters at the Moon. The LCROSS mission confirmed that in excess of 5%wt of water is found in part of the floor of Cabeus crater [Colaprete et al., 2010]. LRO’s far UV sensing system has also detected a possible surface water veneer at

Co-Authors: 
Lionel Wilson, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
SSERVI Identifier: 
NESF2016-045

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