Oct 09 2013
Science Cafe: Understanding the Asymmetry of the M...

Science Cafe: Understanding the Asymmetry of the M...

Presented by Museum of Northern Arizona at Museum of Northern Arizona

The near and far sides of the Moon exhibit striking differences with respect to their compositional and physical characteristics. One of the limiting factors in understanding the Moon’s asymmetry is our more limited knowledge about the lunar far side. In order to learn more about the far side of the Moon and to understand the potential causes for the Moon’s asymmetry, it is necessary to leverage the strengths of both sample and remote sensing data. By combining compositional analyses of lunar basalts (returned by the Apollo missions) with global gamma ray spectroscopy, it has been possible to investigate the interior of the lunar far side, which in turn has resulted in a new model for the evolution of our nearest neighbor. Cash Bar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Justin J. Hagerty, Research Geologist, USGS
MNA’s Science Cafe, 7:00 p.m. Free! Second Wednesdays!

Admission Info

FREE

Email: info@mna.mus.az.us

Dates & Times

2013/10/09 - 2013/10/09

Additional time info:

Cash Bar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Location Info

Museum of Northern Arizona

3101 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001