Thurs-Fri / 4-5 July 2013

Lunar Dust Poses Challenges For Moon Rovers


New Computer Simulations Show How Dust Can Wreak Havoc For Machinery & Humans On Moon, Especially At Terminator; Farideh Honary Of University Of Lancaster Presents Findings To RAS In Scotland, Shows How Moon Dust Becomes Electrically Charged & Rises Above Height Of Most Rovers During Sunrise & Sunset; Apollo Missions Found Moon Dust To Be Abrasive, Wearing Down Equipment In Days; Honary Suggests Using Dome-Shaped Rover

Image Credit: NASA,