Dust Levitation on the Moon

by Frederick A. Slane,
Nebojsa Duric,
Jack O. Burns,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space IV


The NASA sponsored Lunar Base Working Group at the Institute for Astrophysics, University of New Mexico and the Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University has been investigating the impact of fine dust grains on possible future astronomy experiments on the Moon. An analysis of lunar retroreflector data is presented. Data have been gathered from all lunar retroreflector experiments and all the data relating to the strength of the returned signal tabulated.

Subject Headings: Dust | Data analysis | Astronomy | Moon | Lunar materials | Space colonies | Colleges and universities

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