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The Moon’s water: past, current, and future perspectives

Dr. Jessica Barnes, University of Arizona

Lunar samples are a touchstone to understanding how our nearest neighbor formed and evolved. Advancements in laboratory instrumentation and techniques are providing new and more precise data on lunar materials that are challenging the Apollo-era paradigm of a ‘bone-dry Moon’. In preparation for future lunar missions anticipated in the 2020s and beyond NASA’s Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis (ANGSA) program aims to use cutting-edge analytical techniques to investigate special, never-before-studied Apollo samples. I will discuss the discovery of lunar water and its implications, and how the ANGSA program can help address unanswered questions about the Moon.

If you have any questions before or during the lecture please email them to [email protected] and they will be read out to the speaker after the lecture if time allows.

For more information please email: [email protected]  This is an Institute of Physics open lecture hosted by The Open University.

The livestream will be available around 5 minutes before the lecture begins

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IOP London South East Branch
08 Dec 2020 19:30 to 21:00
online only
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