Lunar Outgassing, Transient Phenomena, and the Return to the Moon. I. Existing Data

  title={Lunar Outgassing, Transient Phenomena, and the Return to the Moon. I. Existing Data},
  author={A. Crotts},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • A. Crotts
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Transient lunar phenomena (TLPs) have been reported for centuries, but their nature is largely unsettled and remains controversial. In this Paper I the database of TLP reports is subjected to a discriminating statistical filter robust against sites of spurious reports, and produces a restricted sample that may be largely reliable, and is highly correlated geographically with event catalogs from Apollo and Lunar Prospector alpha-particle spectrometers for episodic 222Rn gas releases. Both this… CONTINUE READING
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