The Lunar Environment

  title={The Lunar Environment},
  author={David Vaniman and Robert C. Reedy and Grant Heiken and Gary R. Olhoeft and Wendell W. Mendell},
The differences between the Earth and Moon appear clearly in comparisons of their physical characteristics (Table 3.1). The Moon is indeed an alien environment. While these differences may appear to be of only academic interest, as a measure of the Moon’s “abnormality,” it is important to keep in mind that some of the differences also provide unique opportunities for using the lunar environment and its resources in future space exploration. Despite these differences, there are strong bonds… CONTINUE READING