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The Lunar Sample CompendiumThe Lunar Sample Compendium is a succinct summary of the data obtained from 40 years of study of Apollo and Luna samples of the Moon. Basic petrographic, chemical and age information is compiled, sample-by-sample, in the form of an advanced catalog in order to provide a basic description of each sample. The LSC can be found online using Google. The initial allocation of lunar samples was done sparingly, because it was realized that scientific techniques would improve over the years and new questions would be formulated. The LSC is important because it enables scientists to select samples within the context of the work that has already been done and facilitates better review of proposed allocations. It also provides back up material for public displays, captures information found only in abstracts, grey literature and curatorial databases and serves as a ready access to the now-vast scientific literature.
Document ID
20090020679
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Meyer, Charles (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2009
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-18309
Meeting Information
Lunar Science Forum 2009(Moffett Field, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.