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Topic: moon

Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Alberto Saal and his colleague late Carnegie scientist Erik Hauri offer new research findings about the Moon's early history and formation through the study of Apollo rock samples.

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University researchers study Apollo rock samples to understand Moon’s early history

March 8, 2021 0 comments

Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Alberto Saal and his colleague, late Carnegie scientist Erik Hauri analyzed sulfur isotopes in samples of volcanic glass collected during NASA’s Apollo 15 and 17 missions to understand the Moon’s formation and early history in a study published Feb. 24.

University class collaborates with private space company

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University class collaborates with private space company

March 8, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Last semester as part of a graduate-level seminar class, a group of students partnered with private space company OrbitBeyond to help plan for OrbitBeyond’s lunar rover launch in 2020.

Researchers uncover conclusive evidence of water on moon

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Researchers uncover conclusive evidence of water on moon

September 13, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The existence of ice on the moon’s surface has been a source of intrigue for astronomers since the 1950s.

Mineralogy found on moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin provides evidence for mantle and volcanic material on the lunar surface, according to a study by University researchers.

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Scientists map mineralogy of large lunar basin

March 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

University researchers recently published a study examining the mineralogy of the moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin, which could serve as guidance for future explorations on the moon.

Brown researchers write analyses of multi-ring lunar basin

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Brown researchers write analyses of multi-ring lunar basin

November 8, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Two studies by University professors analyzing the structure and formation of the Moon’s Orientale multiring basin were published in the journal Science.