A Lunar Microbial Survival Model for Predicting the Forward Contamination of the Moon.

@article{Schuerger2019ALM,
  title={A Lunar Microbial Survival Model for Predicting the Forward Contamination of the Moon.},
  author={Andrew C. Schuerger and John E. Moores and D. J. Smith and G{\"u}nther Reitz},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2019},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={
          730-756
        }
}
The surface conditions on the Moon are extremely harsh with high doses of ultraviolet (UV) irradiation (26.8 W · m-2 UVC/UVB), wide temperature extremes (-171°C to 140°C), low pressure (10-10 Pa), and high levels of ionizing radiation. External spacecraft surfaces on the Moon are generally >100°C during daylight hours and can reach as high as 140°C at local noon. A Lunar Microbial Survival (LMS) model was developed that estimated (1) the total viable bioburden of all spacecraft landed on the… 
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