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Lunar Volatiles and Solar System Science

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Parvathy Prem, Ákos Kereszturi, Ariel N. Deutsch, Charles A. Hibbitts, Carl A. Schmidt, Cesare Grava, Casey I. Honniball, Craig J. Hardgrove, Carlé M. Pieters, David B. Goldstein, Donald C. Barker, Debra H. Needham, Dana M. Hurley, Erwan Mazarico, Gerardo Dominguez, G. Wesley Patterson, Georgiana Y. Kramer, Julie Brisset, Jeffrey J. Gillis-Davis, Julie L. Mitchell, Jamey R. Szalay, Jasper S. Halekas, James T. Keane, James W. Head, Kathleen E. Mandt, Katharine L. Robinson, Kristen M. Luchsinger, Lizeth O. Magaña, Matthew A. Siegler, Margaret E. Landis, Michael J. Poston, Noah E. Petro, Paul G. Lucey, Rosemary M. Killen, Shuai Li, Shyama Narendranath, Shashwat Shukla, Thomas J. Barrett, Timothy J. Stubbs, Thomas M. Orlando, William M. Farrell

Understanding the origin and evolution of the lunar volatile system is not only compelling lunar science, but also fundamental Solar System science. This white paper (submitted to the US National Academies' Decadal Survey in Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032) summarizes recent advances in our understanding of lunar volatiles, identifies outstanding questions for the next decade, and discusses key steps required to address these questions.

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Cite as: arXiv:2012.06317 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2012.06317v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Parvathy Prem 

[v1] Wed, 9 Dec 2020 19:14:17 UTC (532 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.06317

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