Lack of Exposed Ice Inside Lunar South Pole Shackleton Crater

  title={Lack of Exposed Ice Inside Lunar South Pole Shackleton Crater},
  author={J. Haruyama and M. Ohtake and T. Matsunaga and T. Morota and C. Honda and Y. Yokota and C. Pieters and S. Hara and K. Hioki and K. Saiki and H. Miyamoto and A. Iwasaki and M. Abe and Y. Ogawa and H. Takeda and Motomaro Shirao and A. Yamaji and Jean-Luc Josset},
  pages={938 - 939}
  • J. Haruyama, M. Ohtake, +15 authors Jean-Luc Josset
  • Published 2008
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The inside of Shackleton Crater at the lunar south pole is permanently shadowed; it has been inferred to hold water-ice deposits. The Terrain Camera (TC), a 10-meter-resolution stereo camera onboard the Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE) spacecraft, succeeded in imaging the inside of the crater, which was faintly lit by sunlight scattered from the upper inner wall near the rim. The estimated temperature of the crater floor, based on the crater shape model derived from the TC data… CONTINUE READING
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