About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to be dedicated to theorical, experimental, and numerical studies, which underscores the ground or onboard spacecraft for existing and future missions and instruments (e.g., Chang’e-6 and -7, 2024) as well as to expanding our understanding of the Moon as reflected in remote observations, sample analysis, and human and robotic exploration.
Submissions of Original Research articles are welcome for applications across science and engineering within a broad spectrum of topics, including but not limited to:
• Lunar thermal evolution
• Lunar crater dating
• Lunar lava tube heat loss
• Lunar dust-plasma environment
• Lunar quakes, internal structure, and lunar mantle convection
• Planetary processes manifested in lunar crustal rocks
• Impact processes
• Regolith processes and weathering on anhydrous airless bodies
• Processes involved with the atmosphere and dust environment of the Moon
• Bombardment history of the inner Solar System as uniquely revealed on the Moon
Keywords: lunar thermal characteristics, lunar dynamic simulation, interior structure and formation of the Moon, lunar mantle convection, lunar dust and surface environment
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