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Since its creation the USGS Astrogeology Science Center has been active in cartography and geologic studies of the moon. For more information visit the links to the right.
Clementine - A Return to the Moonhttp://astrogeology.usgs.gov/missions/clementine
USGS cartographers used data and images from the Clementine spacecraft, relying on four cameras (UVVIS 415-1000nm; NIR 1100-2789 nm; HI-RES 415-750 nm; LWIR 9 microns) to map the moon. Using the…
Grover - Geologic Roverhttp://astrogeology.usgs.gov/rpif/videos/grover
The Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle was an engineering miracle, but It would have collapsed on Earth under the weight of a suited astronaut. That's because it was designed to operate in lunar gravity,…
The USGS Astrogeology Science Center engages in many local events, workshops, lectures, brown bags and conferences. The team plays an active role in the community of Flagstaff and Northern…
The USGS performs research that includes studies on geology, volcanism, astrobiology, dunes, ice and water flow, crater aging, mineral deposits and the make-up of various planetary surfaces. The…
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Apollo Grover Historical Photo: B1image/jpeg 14 MB
James Irwin (left) and David Scott (right) drive Grover.
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James Irwin (left with checklist) and David Scott (right) drive Grover; closeup of seating area and camera.
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James Irwin with chest-mounted camera and David Scott (not visible) drive Grover.
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Charles Duke (left) and John Young (right) drive Grover; camera and transceiver covered in gold foil, fenders installed.
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Charles Duke (background) and John Young (foreground) drive Grover with canyon in background; panoramic view.
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Meteor Crater Drill Cuttings Sampling Protocolapplication/pdf 11 kB
Meteor Crater Abstract LPSC 41application/pdf 68 kB
A NEW REPOSITORY FOR DRILL HOLE SAMPLES AND REMOTE SENSING DATA FROM METEOR CRATER, AZ J. J. Hagerty, S. E. Clark, T. M. Hare, R. K. Hayward, H. E. Newsom, S. P. Wright, and J. McHone, U.S.G.S.…
Meteor Crater Abstract LPSC 42application/pdf 225 kB
MULTI-DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF IMPACT EJECTA DEPOSITS FROM METEOR CRATER, AZ. T. A. Gaither, J. J. Hagerty, S. E. Clark, T. M. Hare, R. K. Hayward, H. E. Newsom, S. P. Wright, and J. McHone,…
Meteor Crater Abstract LPSC 43application/pdf 343 kB
CHARACTERIZATION OF IMPACT EJECTA DEPOSITS FROM METEOR CRATER, ARIZONA. T. A. Gaither, J. J. Hagerty, J. F. McHone, and H. E. Newsom, U.S. Geological Survey, Astrogeology Science Center, 2255 N.…
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The Atlantic Magazine Features AstrogeologyRpif News: 19 February 2013
The Atlantic featured the Astrogeology Science Center in an article titled, When We Blew Up Arizona to Simulate the Moon. The article delves into the astronaut training and crater making that…
USGS Scientist Oleg Abramov Enters a New HabitatAstrogeology News: 18 April 2013
USGS Scientist Oleg Abramov officially entered the habitat and began his 120-day space simulation exercise known as HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation). His research will…
Update on HI-SEAS from USGS Scientist Oleg Abramov: Lava TubesAstrogeology News: 20 June 2013
We discovered a lot of lava tube skylights of all shapes and sizes near our habitat, and were actually able to enter one of them on a recent EVA. I thought I’d give a summary of that EVA here,…
Nineteen New Names Approved for Earth's MoonNomenclature News: 22 January 2009
The names Aepinus, Bosch, Erlanger, Fibiger, Florey, Gore, Grignard, Haber, Hevesy, Haskin, Houssay, Ibn Bajja, Kocher, Kuhn, Laveran, Nefed'ev, Svedberg, von Baeyer, and Wapowski have been approved…
Three New Names Approved for Earth's MoonNomenclature News: 17 April 2009
Three new names have been approved in the polar areas of the Moon; the names Hinshelwood and Whipple for the north pole region, and the name Braude for the south pole region. For more information,…