Type of Submission

Poster

Keywords

Geology, astrogeology, lunar geology, Apollo, mapping, exploration, NASA, lunar surface, petrology, mineralogy

Proposal

One of the primary scientific focuses of the Apollo program was the geology of the moon itself and its many formations. This poster will provide a brief overview of the geology of the six Apollo mission landing sites and provide geological maps that were made in mankind’s exploration of our only satellite. Each landing site’s geology will be given with a geological map and descriptions of the surface petrology and mineralogy. Also given are a table comparing the geology of the six landing sites and a discussion of the reliability of the methods used to obtain the data and possible suggestions for improving geological skills for future lunar exploration missions. Each landing site was chosen carefully to represent the fullest picture of lunar geology as possible and the diversity of landing sites. Hopefully in the future, mankind will return to the moon and our field geology skills will be put to the test. But with the help of modern technology, we can create even more accurate maps of the surface and even below it which will increase our understanding of the moon and even our own planet. There is no limit to planetary geology and the full geological synthesis of the moon is the next big step.

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Geology and Mapping of Apollo Lunar Landing Sites

One of the primary scientific focuses of the Apollo program was the geology of the moon itself and its many formations. This poster will provide a brief overview of the geology of the six Apollo mission landing sites and provide geological maps that were made in mankind’s exploration of our only satellite. Each landing site’s geology will be given with a geological map and descriptions of the surface petrology and mineralogy. Also given are a table comparing the geology of the six landing sites and a discussion of the reliability of the methods used to obtain the data and possible suggestions for improving geological skills for future lunar exploration missions. Each landing site was chosen carefully to represent the fullest picture of lunar geology as possible and the diversity of landing sites. Hopefully in the future, mankind will return to the moon and our field geology skills will be put to the test. But with the help of modern technology, we can create even more accurate maps of the surface and even below it which will increase our understanding of the moon and even our own planet. There is no limit to planetary geology and the full geological synthesis of the moon is the next big step.

 

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