Lunar Crustal Magnetic Features Observed by Artemis

Friday, 19 December 2014
Dragos O Constantinescu1, Karl-Heinz Glassmeier2 and Hans Ulrich Auster2, (1)Institute for Space Sciences, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania, (2)Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
The very low periselene of the Artemis probes allows for the detection of
crustal magnetic features at the Moon. Some of these magnetic anomalies are
strong enough to produce upstream waves due to the interaction with the solar
wind. Several low passes over the same region are used to confirm the crustal
origin of the observed magnetic field. Using a model for the decay of the
magnetic field intensity and measurements at several altitudes we estimate the
magnetic moment and the depth of the equivalent dipole.