Observations of Past Lunar Landing Sites by the D-CIXS X-Ray Spectrometer on SMART-1

Grande, M.; Kellett, B. J.; Howe, C.; Perry, C. H.; Swinyard, B.; Dunkin, S.; Huovelin, J.; Alha, L.; D'Uston, L. C.; Maurice, S.; Gasnault, O.; Barabash, S.; Joy, K. H.; Crawford, I. A.; Lawrence, D.; Fernandes, V.; Casanova, I.; Wieczorek, M.; Thomas, N.; Mall, U.; Foing, B.; Hughes, D.; Alleyne, H.; Russell, S.; Grady, M.; Lundin, R.; Baker, D.; Murray, C. D.; Guest, J. and Christou, A. (2007). Observations of Past Lunar Landing Sites by the D-CIXS X-Ray Spectrometer on SMART-1. In: 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 12-16 Mar 2007, Houston, Texas, USA.

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Abstract

D-CIXS initial observations show a first unambiguous remote sensing of calcium in the lunar regolith. Data obtained are broadly consistent with current understanding of mare and highland composition. Ground truth is provided by the returned Apollo and Luna sample sets.

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