IRTF Data Archive Program Information

# # Program information file # PROGRAM_ID 2022A017 PROGRAM_TITLE Water in the Moon PROGRAM_INV1 Paul Lucey PROGRAM_INV2 Casey Honniball PROGRAM_INV3 Abigail Flom PROGRAM_INV4 Chiara Ferrari-Wong PROGRAM_INV5 PROGRAM_SCICAT major planets / satellites PROGRAM_ABSTRACT_BEG The project will probe water in the lunar interior by making spatially resolved maps of central peaks of 15 large craters on the Moon using 3 micron spectroscopy with SpEX operated as a pushbroom spectrometer. Central peaks arise from rebound of the lunar crust during an impact event and contain material from deep inside the Moon, in some cases potentially sampling the lunar mantle. Spacecraft measurements have detected anomalous water abundances at some of these features, but technical issues with the data permit large uncertainties. SpEX data can be used to control these uncertainties. PROGRAM_ABSTRACT_END