Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS12] Formation and evolution of planetary materials in the solar system

Tue. May 24, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Masaaki Miyahara(Department of Earth and Planetary Systems Science, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University), Akira Yamaguchi(National Institute of Polar Research), Tomohiro Usui(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences,Tokyo Institute of Technology), Yoko Kebukawa(Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University), Wataru Fujiya(Ibaraki University, College of Science), Yusuke Seto(Graduate School of Science, Kobe University), Shoichi Itoh(Graduate school of Science, Kyoto University)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[PPS12-P17] Characterization of LUNA 24 regolith for deciphering the magmatism history on Mare Crisium

Kentaro Terada1, *Hashiguchi Minori1, Yosuke Kawai1, Masaaki Miyahara2 (1.Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 2.Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University)

Keywords:Lunar regolith

Lunar regolith is the mixture of fine grains/powders found on the surface of the Moon, and is considered to be the result of mechanical disintegration of basaltic and anorthositic rocks, caused by continuous meteoric bombardment over billions of years. Since LUNA 24 samples classified into Very-Low-Ti (VLT) basalt were dated as the youngest lunar rocks/soils of 2.9 Ga [1], it has been generally considered that VLT basalt magmatism is the most prolonged magmatism on the Moon (about 1.4 billion years from the oldest age of 4.35 Ga of monomict breccia, Kalahari 009 [2], to the youngest age of 2.9 Ga). However, in the chronology of regolith, it should be taken into account that individual grains have a different origin. Moreover, late impact events might have disturbed the radiometric age, making the age younger apparently. Therefore, comprehensive studies on both elaborating mineralogical description and the high-spacial resolution dating are required to decipher the precise history of VLT magmatism. Here, we report the characterization of LUNA 24 regolith collected from Mare Crisium at the depth of 130-132 cm and the future-plan of in-situ U-Pb dating.