P041:
The Dynamic Moon: Insights From Apollo Through the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter


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Session ID#: 29233

Session Description:
The Moon has been a witness plate for planetary processes at 1 AU since its formation. Recent analyses using samples from Apollo missions, as well as data from a host of lunar orbital missions, both new and old, provides a fresh view into the processes that shape the Moon over timescales ranging from millions of years to contemporary changes we observe today. This session will highlight the diversity of current research that is revealing the dynamic history of Earth’s partner in space: topics including the importance of lunar volatiles, the Moon’s complicated geologic history shaped by volcanism and impact bombardment, and the ways in which the Moon’s uppermost surface is still evolving, all with profound implications for our understanding of other planetary bodies.
Primary Convener:  Brett W Denevi, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States
Conveners:  Noah E Petro, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Nicolle Zellner, Albion College, Physics, Albion, MI, United States and Benjamin T Greenhagen, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States
Index Terms:

5420 Impact phenomena, cratering [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
5464 Remote sensing [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
6250 Moon [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Seiichi Nagihara1, Walter S. Kiefer2, Patrick T Taylor3, David R Williams4, Yosio Nakamura5 and Jason W Krell1, (1)Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, United States, (2)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NSSDCA, Code 690.1, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States
David T Blewett1, Brett W Denevi2, Joshua T Cahill3 and Rachel L Klima2, (1)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Planetary Exploration Group, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)JHU Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)JHU/APL, Laurel, MD, United States
Prabal Saxena1, Rosemary M Killen2, Noah E Petro3, Vladimir Airapetian1 and Avi Mandell1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Cent, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Deanna Phillips1, Jesse-Lee Dimech2 and Renee C Weber2, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Renee C Weber1, Jesse-Lee Dimech1, Deanna Phillips2, Jamie Molaro3 and Nicholas C Schmerr4, (1)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Brett W Denevi1, Alison Duck1,2, Susan Klem3, Srinidhi Ravi3, Mark Southwick Robinson3 and Emerson J Speyerer3, (1)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States
Chuan Qin, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, Shijie Zhong, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Roger J Phillips, Washington University in St Louis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, St. Louis, MO, United States
Sarah Crites1,2, Paul G Lucey3, Jeffrey Taylor3, Linda Martel4, Lingzhi Sun3, Casey Honniball3 and Myriam Lemelin5, (1)ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa, Japan, (2)JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Japan, (3)Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, Honolulu, HI, United States, (4)University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States, (5)York University, Department of Earth and Space Engineering, Toronto, ON, Canada
Adomas Valantinas and Kjartan Münster Kinch, University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ceri Nunn1, Yosio Nakamura2 and Heiner Igel1, (1)Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Munich, Germany, (2)University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States
Diego Janches, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Petr Pokorny, Catholic University of America, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Washington, DC, United States, Menelaos Sarantos, Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and David Nesvorny, Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Rosemary M Killen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 695, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Jamil D Johnson, Howard University, Physics & Astronomy, Washington, DC, United States, Thomas H Morgan, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Andrew E. Potter, National Solar Observatory, Emeritus, Tucson, AZ, United States
Rebecca R Ghent1, Christian Tai Udovicic2, Sara Mazrouei2 and William F Bottke Jr3, (1)University of Toronto, Earth Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada, (2)University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, (3)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets, Boulder, CO, United States
Jack William Conrad1, Francis Nimmo1, Gregory A Neumann2, Shunichi Kamata3 and Caleb Fassett4, (1)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, (4)NASA Marshall, Huntsville, United States
Harrison H Schmitt, University of Wisconsin Madison, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Noah E Petro, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Emily Costello1,2, Rebecca R Ghent3,4 and Paul G Lucey2, (1)University of Hawaii, Geology and Geophysics, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Menelaos Sarantos1, Dona Chathuni Piumika Kuruppuaratchi2, Petr Pokorny3, Sarena Danielle Robertson2, Edward Williams4, Ronald J Oliversen1, Edwin J Mierkiewicz2 and Diego Janches1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, United States, (3)Catholic University of America, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Washington, DC, United States, (4)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Rachel L Klima1, Jordan Bretzfelder2, Debra Buczkowski3, Carolyn M Ernst4, Benjamin T Greenhagen5, Noah E Petro6 and Morgan L Shusterman1, (1)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (3)Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (4)JHU Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, United States, (5)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (6)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Shinsuke Kato1, Tomokatsu Morota1, Yasushi Yamaguchi1, Seiichiro Watanabe1, Hisashi Otake2, Makiko Ohtake2 and Tokuhiro Nimura3, (1)Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, (2)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Kanagawa, Japan, (3)Janan Spaceguard Association, Okayama, Japan
Benjamin T Greenhagen1, Joshua Bandfield2, Neil E Bowles3, Paul Ottinger Hayne4, Elliot Sefton-Nash5, Tristram Warren3, David A Paige6 and Diviner Lunar Radiometer Science Team, (1)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)Space Science Institute, Boise, ID, United States, (3)University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk Zh, Netherlands, (6)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Erica Ruth Jawin, James W Head III and Kevin Cannon, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
Michael Kenneth Barker1, Erwan M Mazarico2, Timothy P McClanahan3, Xiaoli Sun2, David E Smith4, Gregory A Neumann5, Maria T Zuber4 and James W Head III6, (1)Sigma Space Corporation, Lanham, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Cent, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Massachusetts Inst Tech, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
Lauren M Jozwiak, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States and David T Blewett, JHU Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, United States
Paul G Lucey, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, Casey Honniball, HIGP, Honolulu, HI, United States, Sarah Crites, Vancouver, BC, Canada, G. Jeffrey Taylor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HIGP, Honolulu, HI, United States and Linda Martel, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States
Patrick Joseph McGovern Jr1, Georgiana Y Kramer1 and Gregory A Neumann2, (1)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States, (2)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
F. Scott Anderson1, Jonathan Levine2 and Tom Whitaker1, (1)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, United States

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