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Lunar equatorial surface temperatures and regolith properties from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment
[1] The Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has measured solar reflectance and mid-infrared radiance globally, over four diurnal cycles, at unprecedentedExpand
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Diviner Lunar Radiometer Observations of Cold Traps in the Moon’s South Polar Region
Watering the Moon About a year ago, a spent upper stage of an Atlas rocket was deliberately crashed into a crater at the south pole of the Moon, ejecting a plume of debris, dust, and vapor. The goalExpand
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Direct evidence of surface exposed water ice in the lunar polar regions
Significance We found direct and definitive evidence for surface-exposed water ice in the lunar polar regions. The abundance and distribution of ice on the Moon are distinct from those on otherExpand
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Evidence for exposed water ice in the Moon’s south polar regions from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter ultraviolet albedo and temperature measurements
We utilize surface temperature measurements and ultraviolet albedo spectra from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to test the hypothesis that exposed water frost exists within the Moon’s shadowedExpand
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Global regolith thermophysical properties of the Moon from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment
We used infrared data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment to globally map thermophysical properties of the Moon's regolith fines layer. ThermalExpand
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Titan’s surface composition and atmospheric transmission with solar occultation measurements by Cassini VIMS
Abstract Solar occultation measurements by the Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) reveal the near-infrared transmission of Titan’s atmosphere down to an altitude of ∼40 km. ByExpand
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Discovery of a widespread low‐latitude diurnal CO2 frost cycle on Mars
While the detection of CO2 ice has only been reported outside the Martian polar regions at very high elevation (i.e., Elysium, Olympus Mons, and the Tharsis Montes), nighttime surface observations byExpand
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Evidence for surface water ice in the lunar polar regions using reflectance measurements from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter and temperature measurements from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer
We find that the reflectance of the lunar surface within 5 ° of latitude of the South Pole increases rapidly with decreasing temperature, near ~110K, behavior consistent with the presence of surfaceExpand
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Global Silicate Mineralogy of the Moon from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer
Lunar Reconnaissance The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reached lunar orbit on 23 June 2009. Global data acquired since then now tell us about the impact history of the Moon and the igneous processesExpand
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Lunar surface roughness derived from LRO Diviner Radiometer observations
Abstract Sunlit and shaded slopes have a variety of temperatures based on their orientation with respect to the Sun. Generally, greater slope angles lead to higher anisothermality within the field ofExpand
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