SSERVI Team Publications as of November 4th, 2014

NLSI Team Publications from April 2009 through June 2012


NLSI 4th-Year Report
A summary of NLSI’s activities from 2012-2013.

NLSI 3-Year Report
A summary of NLSI’s activities over the first three years.

NLSI Year 1 Annual Report Summary
A summary of the NLSI’s year 1 activities, with contributed reports from each team.

Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon
Released by the NRC in 2007, the Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon report provides guidance on scientific challenges and opportunities enabled by sustained robotic and human exploration of the Moon.

2009 Augustine Committee Report
The presidential appointed panel (known as the Augustine Commission) for recommendations on the future of American spaceflight.

International Lunar Network Final Report
The ILN Anchor Nodes Science Definition Team (SDT) examined the opportunities and challenges associated with implementing a next-generation lunar geophysical network.

White Papers

Heliophysics Science by the NLSI LUNAR Team: Solar Radio Astronomy, Particle Acceleration, & Interplanetary Dust
(Jack Burns) LUNAR White Paper on Radioheliophysics, 2012

Astrophysics Conducted by the Lunar University Network for Astrophysics (LUNAR) and the Center for Lunar Origins and Evolution (CLOE)
(Jack Burns/Bill Bottke) The LUNAR and CLOE Consortium White Paper on Astrophysics, 2012

Exploring the Bombardment History of the Moon
(Bill Bottke) Community White Paper to the Planetary Decadal Survey, 2011-2020

Why the Moon is important for Solar System Science
(Clive Neal) Paper Submitted to The Inner Planets Panel, NRC Decadal Survey for the Planetary Sciences Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA.

Science from the Moon: The NASA NLSI Lunar University Network for Astrophysics Research LUNAR
(Jack Burns) Paper submitted to the Planetary Sciences Decadal Survey

The Lunar Dusty Exosphere: The Extreme Case of an Inner Planetary Atmosphere
(Bill Farrell) Paper submitted to the Planetary Sciences Decadal Survey

Probing the Dark Ages and Cosmic Dawn
(Jack Burns) Paper submitted to NASA’s call for input to their 30-year Astrophysics Roadmap

Technology Challenges for 21-cm Cosmology
(Jack Burns) Paper submitted to NASA’s call for input to their 30-year Astrophysics Roadmap


Meteor Crater On-line Atlas
The Space Shuttle and International Space Station orbit the Earth at different inclinations and altitudes, providing different views of the Earth’s surface. Astronauts take advantage of variable fields-of-view with different exchangeable lenses and camera bodies, different look-angles (depending on the geometry of the overpass of an area), and changing illumination from the sun on successive passes. From that database of astronaut photography, several images of the Meteor Crater and the surrounding region have been captured.

Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions
by W. David Compton. Published as NASA Special Publication-4214 in the NASA History Series. The purpose of this book is only partly to record the engineering and scientific accomplishments of the men and women who made it possible for a human to step away from his home planet for the first time.

Geologic Guidebook
LPI has developed a guidebook with on-line data that students, astronauts, and the planetary science community can use (see link above). These data products support training and research on Earth (i.e., at Meteor Crater). They are also the types of products that are similar to those that will be generated for future lunar landing sites and are, thus, good teaching tools.

SSERVI Science Teams

Inspiration Room

NLSI Inspiration Room

Did you know?

The moon is actually moving away from earth at a rate of 1.5 inches per year.

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