Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EJ] Poster

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

[P-PS05] Lunar science and exploration

Wed. May 23, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Hiroshi Nagaoka(Waseda Univ.), Tomokatsu Morota(Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University), Masaki N (名古屋大学宇宙地球環境研究所, 共同), Masahiro KAYAMA(Department of Earth and Planetary Material Sciences, Faculty of Science, Tohoku University)

[PPS05-P12] Volcanism in the Marius Hills region and Uzume Project

*Tomokatsu Morota1, Junichi Haruyama2 (1.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, 2.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

Keywords:Moon, Mare volcanism, Marius Hills, Uzume project

Lunar mare basalts provide us with key information on the thermal evolution for a small terrestrial planet and the composition of the lunar mantle. Understanding the composition, volume, and eruption age of mare basalts is fundamental to reveal volcanic history of the Moon. We have investigated the eruption ages and compositions of mare basalts by employing Kaguya LISM data (Figure). Here we review our findings and scientific significance of the Marius Hills region as a target in the future mission.