Special Lecture given by Lawrence A. Taylor

at the University of Wisconsin, Madison


Planetary Geosciences Institue
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Web: http://web.utk.edu/~pgi

This lecture focuses on the formation of lunar soil, the <1 cm portion of the regolith. In addition, considerations for in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) are addressed

(1 of 42 slides)

Space weathering is largely responsible for the formation of lunar soil.

(2 of 42 slides)

This is a typical Apollo 17 mare soil (field = 1.2 mm). Note the glass spheres, the individual minerals, and the rock fragments.

(3 of 42 slides)


First Slide

If you have any questions about this lecture, please contact me.