Barnes, Jessica; Anand, M.; Franchi, I. A.; Starkey, N. A.; Ota, Y.; Sani, Y.; Russell, S. S. and Tartèse, R.
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Initial studies of Apollo rock samples concluded that the Moon was an anhydrous planetary body . Recently there has been a change of opinion with several research groups detecting variable amounts of H2O in lunar mare glass beads , melt inclusions  and hydroxyl in lunar apatites [4-9]. The maximum amount of water detected thus far has been from mare basalt 12039 . These authors also measured the D/H ratio of lunar apatites, with δD values ranging from – 215 ‰ to +1010 ‰ in the case of mare basalts and from +240 ‰ to +340 ‰ in the case of highlands anorthosite clast 14305. The water content of these samples varied from ~0 to 0.6 wt.%. Here we report δD values and hydroxyl contents of apatite grains from Apollo mare basalt 12064 and lunar mare basalt meteorite Miller Range MIL 05035.
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|Copyright Holders:||2012 Lunar and Planetary Institute|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||Romain Tartèse|
|Date Deposited:||03 Feb 2012 10:18|
|Last Modified:||18 Jan 2016 12:10|
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