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Diviner Lunar Radiometer Observations of Cold Traps in the Moon's South Polar Region

Overview of attention for article published in Science, October 2010
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Diviner Lunar Radiometer Observations of Cold Traps in the Moon's South Polar Region
Published in
Science, October 2010
DOI 10.1126/science.1187726
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D. A. Paige, M. A. Siegler, J. A. Zhang, P. O. Hayne, E. J. Foote, K. A. Bennett, A. R. Vasavada, B. T. Greenhagen, J. T. Schofield, D. J. McCleese, M. C. Foote, E. DeJong, B. G. Bills, W. Hartford, B. C. Murray, C. C. Allen, K. Snook, L. A. Soderblom, S. Calcutt, F. W. Taylor, N. E. Bowles, J. L. Bandfield, R. Elphic, R. Ghent, T. D. Glotch, M. B. Wyatt, P. G. Lucey


Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment surface-temperature maps reveal the existence of widespread surface and near-surface cryogenic regions that extend beyond the boundaries of persistent shadow. The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) struck one of the coldest of these regions, where subsurface temperatures are estimated to be 38 kelvin. Large areas of the lunar polar regions are currently cold enough to cold-trap water ice as well as a range of both more volatile and less volatile species. The diverse mixture of water and high-volatility compounds detected in the LCROSS ejecta plume is strong evidence for the impact delivery and cold-trapping of volatiles derived from primitive outer solar system bodies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 4%
Canada 3 3%
Germany 2 2%
Italy 1 <1%
Puerto Rico 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 89 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 35 35%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 23%
Student > Master 12 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 11 11%
Unspecified 5 5%
Other 15 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 33 33%
Physics and Astronomy 29 29%
Engineering 22 22%
Unspecified 10 10%
Chemistry 3 3%
Other 4 4%

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