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LunarEX: a proposal to cosmic vision

Smith, A.; Crawford, I. A.; Gowen, R. A.; Ball, A. J.; Barber, S. J.; Church, P.; Coates, A. J.; Gao, Y.; Griffiths, A. D.; Hagermann, A.; Joy, K. H.; Phipps, A.; Pike, W. T.; Scott, R.; Sheridan, S.; Sweeting, M.; Talboys, D.; Tong, V.; Wells, N.; Biele, J.; Chela-Flores, J.; Dabrowski, B.; Flannagan, J.; Grande, M.; Grygorczuk, J.; Kargl, G.; Khavroshkin, O. B.; Klingelhoefer, G.; Knapmeyer, M.; Marczewski, W.; McKenna-Lawlor, S.; Richter, L.; Rothery, D. A.; Seweryn, K.; Ulamec, S.; Wawrzaszek, R.; Wieczorek, M.; Wright, I. P. and Sims, M. (2009). LunarEX: a proposal to cosmic vision. Experimental Astronomy, 23(3) pp. 711–740.

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Abstract

While the surface missions to the Moon of the 1970s achieved a great deal, scientifically much was also left unresolved. The recent plethora of lunar missions (flown or proposed) reflects a resurgence in interest in the Moon, not only in its own right, but also as a record of the
early solar system including the formation of the Earth. Results from recent orbiter missions have shown evidence of ice or at least hydrogen within shadowed craters at the lunar poles.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Author(s)
ISSN: 0922-6435
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetScience and Facilities Research Council, UK
Keywords: lunar; penetrator; lunar seismology; lunar geochemistry; lunar geophysics; lunar exploration
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Science
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 18722
Depositing User: Axel Hagermann
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2009 16:20
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2012 18:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18722
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