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Cryogeomorphic characterization of shadowed regions in the Artemis exploration zone

Show simple item record Bickel, Valentin Tertius Moseley, B. Hauber, Ernst Shirley, M. Williams, J.-P. Kring, David A. (David Allen)
dc.coverage.spatial Moon 2022-08-26T20:03:16Z 2022-08-26T20:03:16Z 2022-08-26
dc.identifier.citation Bickel, V. T., Moseley, B., Hauber, E., Shirley, M., Williams, J.-P., & Kring, D. A. (2022). Cryogeomorphic characterization of shadowed regions in the Artemis exploration zone. Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2022GL099530. https://doi. org/10.1029/2022GL099530 en
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.1029/2022GL099530
dc.description.abstract In the next couple of years a large number of robotic missions and payloads will be delivered to the Moon, ultimately culminating in crewed missions. Those missions aim at characterizing lunar polar volatiles, which are concentrated in regions of permanent shadow. However, the small-scale surface properties of shadowed regions remain largely unknown. The lack of knowledge poses a potential risk to future ground-based missions that seek to enter shadowed regions. Here, we use a machine learning-driven algorithm to remove noise from previously largely unusable satellite images of shadowed regions. We use those de-noised images to study the surface properties of 44 small, shadowed regions in the Artemis exploration zone close to the lunar south pole for the first time, identifying potential hazards, and recommending sites for future exploration missions. We freely release our images along with a detailed catalog of the shadowed regions studied. en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility V. T. Bickel, B. Moseley, E. Hauber, M. Shirley, J.-P. Williams, and D. A. Kring
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AGU en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LPI contribution ; no. 2709
dc.subject Moon--Exploration en
dc.subject Volatiles en
dc.subject Moon--Maps en
dc.title Cryogeomorphic characterization of shadowed regions in the Artemis exploration zone en
dc.type Article en
dc.rights.license This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.

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