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Title: The Chemical Reactivity of Lunar Dust Relevant to Human Exploration
Primary Author: David J. Loftus
Secondary Author(s): Erin M. Tranfield, Jon C. Rask, Clara McCrosssin
Institution: NASA Ames Research Center
Summary: As NASA prepares to return to the Moon, a clear understanding of the chemistry of lunar dust is required to set the stage for extended duration lunar surface operations. All aspects of the unique environment of the Moon—micrometeorite bombardment, UV light exposure, solar wind radiation, solar parti
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
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