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Making a Regolith BrecciaRegolith breccias are created when regolith is fused together by shock from nearby impacts. Some of these breccias are so friable that they crumble easily back into the soils from which they formed. Others are compacted enough to survive being launched off a parent body and landing on Earth, as evidenced by our collection of regolith breccia meteorites from both the moon and the asteroids. By comparing and contrasting de-lithified soils to their regolith counterparts, insight can be gained into the breccia forming process.
Document ID
20030111453
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Noble, S. K. (Brown Univ. Providence, RI, United States)
Keller, L. P. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Pieters, C. M. (Brown Univ. Providence, RI, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-11763
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGT9-66
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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