Disintegration of Apollo lunar soil

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Figure 1: Break-down of lunar soil particles over 40 years of storage.


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This work was supported in part by the research fund of Hanyang University Korea (HY- 2013-N) via the International Space Exploration Research Institute. The measurements were conducted under the auspices of NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center's Astromaterials Research and Exploration Sciences (ARES) Directorate. Samples for this study were provided by NASA's Johnson Space Center and L.A. Taylor of U.T. Knoxville. R. Fruland provided previously unpublished sieve data for 10084,853. M. Sandel provided input on statistical significance of the data.

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Cooper, B., Thaisen, K., Chang, B. et al. Disintegration of Apollo lunar soil. Nature Geosci 8, 657–658 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2527

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