NewsBriefs: Researchers Follow Dust Storms Occurring at Sea (British Broadcasting Corporation)

Astrophysicist Creates Lunar Dust Concrete

Evaluation Plan for the Group Evaluation of Soil Stabilization and Dust Suppression Products
This Evaluation Plan describes the nature and scope of an evaluation to determine the performance aspects and the environmental impacts of soil stabilization and dust suppression products. A number of...

Air Quality at a Zinc/Lead Mine in Arctic Alaska

Admixtures and Fibres for Shotcrete in JAPAN

Eolian-Deposited Minerals Around Drill Hole USW SD-9, Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Dust Levitation on the Moon
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 Levitation of Lunar Dust Via Electrostatic Forces
Apollo and Surveyor photographs revealed an unexpected lunar phenomenon that has come to be known as the 'horizon glow'. During lunar sunrise and sunset, a line of light was visible above...

Effects of Dust and Thermal Cycling on Telescope Mirror Performance
In this study, 1 cm × 1 cm square optical-grade aluminized glass mirrors were measured for maximum light reflectance and then the loss of reflectance due to the presence of different specific...

Engineering Implications of Levitating Lunar Dust
In this paper an attempt is made to provide a physical understanding of these various phenomena and their long-term effects on the lunar environment. This understanding is then applied...

Sintering Bricks on the Moon
Sintering of full-scale 'bricks' from lunar soil simulant materials can be accomplished by radiant heating to 1100°C for approximately 2 hours, followed by slow cooling. Small-scale precompaction...

Cement Plant CKD Recovery System

Site Measurement of Shotcreting Dust
Shotcreting is broadly used today as an excellent lining system, which enables to assure rapidly the stability of excavated rock surface. This system however leaves room for improvements...

Accelerator for Shotcrete Based Amorphous Calcium Aluminate
The authors developed an accelerator based on amorphous cacium aluminate named NATMIC for shotcrete. In Japan, accelerator based amorphous calcium aluminate are widely used in shotcrete...

Lead Isotopic Composition of Paleozoic and Late Proterozoic Marine Carbonate Rocks in the Vicinity of Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Paleozoic and Late Proterozoic marine carbonate rocks (limestones, dolomites, and their metamorphic equivalents) cropping out in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain contain lead with an isotopic...

Dust Control Research for SEI
A study, at NASA Johnson Space Center, of dust control requirements for surface habitats has focused on identification of the dust problem, identifying dust control techniques and dust...

Mars Containers: Dust on Teflon Sealing Surfaces
As part of an evaluation of suitable hermetic seals for containers for Martian rock and soil samples, teflon (TFE) o-ring static face seals were challenged with silica gel, basalt, and...

Impact Craters on Cosmic Dust: Do Damage to the Spacecraft
The discovery and study of impact crater on cosmic dust to understand the overall micrometeoroid environment and space engineering requirement are important. In this paper, we attempt...

Mitigation of Dust Contamination During EVA Operations on the Moon and Mars
The Space Exploration initiative is charting a new course for human exploration of the Moon and Mars. Advances in EVA system have been identified as being critical for enabling long-duration...

Mitigation of Adverse Environmental Effects on Lunar-Based Astronomical Instruments
The galactic cosmic-ray flux incident on the Moon was examined for its potential adverse impact on the performance of the large lunar telescope (LLT) proposed as a part of NASA's Space...

 

 

 

 

Return to search