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A Survey of Geologic Resources

  • Jennifer Edmunson
  • Douglas L. Rickman

Introduction

This chapter focuses on the resources available from the Moon itself: regolith, geologically concentrated materials, and lunar physical features that will enable habitation and generation of power on the surface. This chapter briefly covers the formation of the Moon and thus the formation of the crust of the Moon, as well as the evolution of the regolith. The characteristics of the regolith are provided in some detail, including its mineralogy and lithology. The location of high concentrations of specific minerals or rocks is noted. Other ideal locations for in situ resource utilization technology and lunar habitation are presented.

Keywords

Lunar Surface Lunar Regolith Lunar Soil Lava Tube Magma Ocean 
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  • Jennifer Edmunson
    • 1
  • Douglas L. Rickman
    • 1
  1. 1.Marshall Space Flight CenterHuntsvilleUSA

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