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Special Session: The Geology of the Artemis Exploration Zone

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 2:15 PM
Waterway Ballroom 1

David Kring
Carolyn van der Bogert
Margaret Landis
2:15 PM
Session Introduction
2:20 PM
Kring D. A.*
Impact Melting, Excavation, and Redeposition of Crustal Components Within the Artemis Exploration Zone: Implications for EVA Sampling [#2180]
EVA sampling in the Artemis exploration zone provides an opportunity to explore the formation and impact-modification of the lunar crust.
2:30 PM
Schmitt H. H. Petro N. E.*
Considerations for High Latitude Landing Sites in Conjunction with Artemis Landings at the Lunar South Pole [#2230]
Artemis crewed exploration should consider challenging landing sites at lower latitudes enable studies of permanent shadow and possible surface bound volatiles.
2:40 PM
Patterson R. V.* Lapen T. J. Kring D. A. Lemelin M. Meier M. L.
Determining Ages of Rocks Accessible Within the Artemis Exploration Zone [#2121]
We examine lithologies present within the Artemis zone, sample collection strategies, and discuss geochronological methods for return sample analyses.
2:50 PM
Bernhardt H.* Robinson M. S.
A Geomorphic Map-Based Traverse Proposal on the Shackleton-de Gerlache Ridge Using a Sequential Risk/Science Assessment [#1673]
Based on a geomorphic map and hazard assessment, we devised a science-focused traverse on the Shackleton-de Gerlache ridge that accepts successively more risks.
3:00 PM
Panel Q&A
3:20 PM
Tripathi P.* Goodwin A. Peña-Asensio E. Sutherland J. Mason K. et al.
Modeled EVA Traverses into Permanently Shadowed Regions near Shackleton Crater Rim and Connecting Ridge [#1413]
This study evaluates the accessibility of PSRs as targets for EVA within a region near Shackleton crater, a potential site for Artemis crewed landings.
3:30 PM
Longo A. Z.*
High-Value Science Targets in the Malapert Massif Artemis III Landing Region [#2399]
Malapert Massif presents several enticing targets for Artemis III, including a PSR, an enigmatic low-albedo feature, and exposed crystalline massif material.
3:40 PM
Moye C. G.* Jolliff B. L.
Compositional Mixing Model for Estimating Proportions of South Pole Aitken Basin Material at Artemis 3 Candidate Landing Regions [#2973]
We present a compositional mixing model to estimate the proportion of South Pole Aitken Basin material at the Artemis III candidate landing regions.
3:50 PM
Thoresen F.* Cowley A.
Mineralogy of the Moon Using Unsupervised Learning of the Moon Mineral Mapper (M3) Spectral Data [#2239]
An unsupervised learning algorithm is made to cluster spectra from the Moon Mineral Mapper (M3).
4:00 PM
Panel Q&A
4:20 PM
Moriarty D. P.* Petro N. E.
Mineralogical Diversity of the Artemis Exploration Zone [#2304]
Compositional remote sensing data suggests the presence of mantle-derived ejecta from the South Pole–Aitken Basin present within the Artemis Exploration Zone.
4:30 PM
Landis M. E.* Hayne P. O. Williams J.-P. Greenhagen B. T. Paige D. A.
Predicted Buried Water Ice Stability Regions for the Moon's Poles from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer [#1613]
We combine Diviner data and simple thermal and vapor diffusion models to predict where, within 30° of the lunar poles, buried water ice could be stable.
4:40 PM
Thomson B. J.* Fassett C. I. Bhiravarasu S. S. Neish C. D. Nypaver C. A. et al.
Characterization of Lunar Ice Stability Region (ISR) Host Craters: Size Distribution and Age Constraints [#2560]
We find more small craters (<3 km) hosting ISRs in the N vs. the S. Because smaller craters are younger, any volatiles present within must be recently emplaced.
4:50 PM
Costello E. S.* Lucey P. G.
Modeling the Production and Destruction of Cold Traps at the Human Scale of Artemis Exploration [#1676]
Cold traps made, unmade / Complicating history / Where we will walk soon.
5:00 PM
Panel Q&A
5:20 PM
Session Closure