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Back to the Future: Results from Newly Opened Apollo Samples and Implications for Future Human Activities on the Lunar Surface


Session Description:
Special samples returned during the Apollo Program have been stored under unique conditions and remained unexamined until this year. These samples include cores of lunar landslide deposits sealed on the lunar surface, samples collected in shadowed environments and stored frozen for most of their history, and samples sealed on the Moon and stored in a helium environment. The Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis (ANGSA) initiative was designed to examine these pristine samples. This initiative is essentially a new and inexpensive lunar sample return mission that offers new perspectives on: (1) the sources, formation, and evolution of lunar volatile reservoirs; (2) characteristics, triggers, and chronology of processes shaping the Moon; and (3) the magmatic, volatile, thermal, and impact history of the Moon based on new lunar lithologies. The results of this initiative will also provide a fundamental reference point for the Artemis Program and future lunar exploration.

V013. Back to the Future: Results from Newly Opened Apollo Samples and Implications for Future Human Activities on the Lunar Surface II Posters

V017. Back to the Future: Results from Newly Opened Apollo Samples and Implications for Future Human Activities on the Lunar Surface I Oral

Day/Time: Wednesday, 9 December 2020: 07:00 - 08:00
NOTE: All times are in PST (UTC-8)

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