Constraints on the volatile distribution within Shackleton crater at the lunar south pole

@article{Zuber2012ConstraintsOT,
  title={Constraints on the volatile distribution within Shackleton crater at the lunar south pole},
  author={Maria T. Zuber and James W. Head and David E. Smith and Gregory A. Neumann and Erwan Mazarico and Mark H. Torrence and Oded Aharonson and Alexander R. Tye and Caleb I. Fassett and Margaret A. Rosenburg and Henry J. Melosh},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={486},
  pages={378-381}
}
Shackleton crater is nearly coincident with the Moon’s south pole. Its interior receives almost no direct sunlight and is a perennial cold trap, making Shackleton a promising candidate location in which to seek sequestered volatiles. However, previous orbital and Earth-based radar mapping and orbital optical imaging have yielded conflicting interpretations about the existence of volatiles. Here we present observations from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter on board the Lunar Reconnaissance… CONTINUE READING
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