Wednesday / 28 March 2012

Lunar Hydrogen Debate Could Affect Future Landing Sites

Image Credit: NASA, LPI

Conflicting Data, Heated Debate Leave Lunar Science Community Befuddled At Recent 43rd LPI Conference; Data From LRO LEND Instrument Shows Locations Of High Hydrogen Do Not Correlate With Dark Polar Cold Traps; Data Contradicts Theory On Nature Of Hydrogen / Water At Lunar Poles From Previous LRO, Lunar Prospector Data; Hydrogen-Rich Areas Will Likely Be Targeted For Future Exploration, Utilization