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The Temperature Regime of the Proposed Landing Sites for the Luna-Glob Mission in the South Polar Region of the Moon

  • E. A. Feoktistova
  • S. G. Pugacheva
  • V. V. Shevchenko
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Abstract

In this paper, we investigated the possibility of existence of the hydrogen-containing volatile compounds, similar to those found in the Cabeus crater, in the area of the proposed landing ellipses of the Luna-Glob mission. We found that the existence of water ice and other hydrogen-containing substances is possible only in the presence of a shielding layer of regolith. The time of existence of such deposits does not exceed several tens or hundreds years for a layer of regolith with a thickness of 0.4 m and several thousand years for a layer of regolith 1 m thick.

Keywords

Moon Polar region Landing sites 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sternberg State Astronomical InstituteM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussian Federation

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