Diviner Lunar Radiometer observations of the LCROSS impact.

@article{Hayne2010DivinerLR,
  title={Diviner Lunar Radiometer observations of the LCROSS impact.},
  author={Paul O. Hayne and Benjamin Todd Greenhagen and Marc Christopher Foote and Matthew A. Siegler and Ashwin R. Vasavada and David A. Paige},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={330 6003},
  pages={
          477-9
        }
}
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Diviner instrument detected a thermal emission signature 90 seconds after the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Centaur impact and on two subsequent orbits. The impact heated a region of 30 to 200 square meters to at least 950 kelvin, providing a sustained heat source for the sublimation of up to ~300 kilograms of water ice during the 4 minutes of LCROSS post-impact observations. Diviner visible observations constrain the mass of the… CONTINUE READING
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