Author(s): Marc Fries
Co-Author(s): John Armstrong, James Ashley, Luther Beegle, Timothy Jull, Glenn Sellar
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
This paper describes the scientific rationale for locating and studying extralunar material found in lunar regolith. The extreme age and lack of weathering of lunar regolith make it a natural repository for samples from a wide range of parent bodies and across a vast span of solar system history.