NASA is studying a “new” lunar sample of 50 years to prepare for the return to the moon. – Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex

ANGSA 73001 Extraction of Gases (sample of the core of Apollo 17 73001). Photo date: February 15, 2022. Location: Building 31, Laboratory Experimental Apollo. Photographer: Robert Markowitz.

The people say that the good ones will lie to those who are waiting. NASA created 50 years ago, the number of times is adequate, and it will be possible to approve one of the latest moon shows without opening the Apollo era to learn more about the Moon and prepare to recover your superficies.

The museum is located at the Johnson Spanish National Center in Houston, through the Division of Investment and Exploration Sciences (ARES), which protects, studies and compares the collection of NASA extraterrestrial artists. This work is conducted by the Program of Analyzes of the Principles of the Apollo Generation (ANGSA), a team that focuses on the objective of learning more about the master and the superficial lunar antecedents of the closest missionary tasks. .

“Understand the history of geology and the evolution of the patterns of the Moon in the sites of the Apollo landings, help us prepare for the types of patterns that can be found in the heart of Artemis,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, administrator of the Association Association. NASA Centers in Washington. “Artemis has a lens that looks like fresh fries and selladas from the heart of the moon. It is an emotional opportunity to learn to understand the necessary tools to view and transport these masters, analysts and aliens in the land for future generations of scientists ”.

When the astronauts of Apollo devolvieron are the masters of the 50-year-olds, NASA has the power to keep people from their eyes open.

“The agency knows that evolutionary science and technology will allow scientists to study the material of new forms to embrace new ideas in the future,” said Lori Glaze, director of the NAS Planetarium Science Division. “The ANGSA initiative has been designed to examine these special students and teachers.”

The ANGSA 73001 sample is part of a sample of the Apollo 17 pulse tube recognized by astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt in December 1972. The astronauts clapped a pair of tubes connected by 4 to 35 centimeters in superficial lunar . to view the segments of rocks and the landlord’s deposit in the Tauro-Littrow de la Luna valley. Luego, los astronautas sellaron individualmente un tubo impulsor al vacío en la Luna antes de llevarlo de regreso a la Tierra; only of the impulse tubes fueron sellados al vacío en la luna de esta manera, y este es el primero que se abre. The other method of this pulse tube, 73002, is devolved in a normal container (without sellar). The tube is seldom placed in an outer tube protector and in an inner atmosphere controlled by Johnson from there. The segment will be opened in 2019 and will feature an interesting variety of grains and objects of small size (small rocks), which the geological lunar geologists will be able to study.

Now, the scientists are centered on the attention in the inferior segment next to the nucleus. The temperature in the nucleus of the nucleus is incrementally free when it is recognized, which means that the volatiles (substances that evaporate to normal temperatures, such as water and carbon dioxide) can be present. They are particularly interested in the voices of these samples of the equatorial regions of the Moon, because it allows the future scientists to study the masters of Artemis to find the best and what voices are present to be present.

From the front of the square, the jersey. Ryan Zeigler, Rita Parai, Francesca McDonald, Chip Shearer and atrás de izquierda a derecha, los Dres. Zach Sharp de la Universidad de Nuevo México i Francis McCubbin, conservator de astromateriales de la División de Civcias de Explocías de Exploración e Investigación de Astromateriales (ARES), observan emocionados cómo extrae gas in el kolektor después de perforar el tubo interno. Credits: NASA / James Blair.

The song of gas that is waiting for you to be present in this selloid sample of Apollo is probationally very bad. If you can learn to extract these gases, you can analyze and identify the use of modern mass spectrometry technology. This technology, which has evolved to levels of extreme sensitivity in the last years, can determine the precision of the mass of molecules found and use these data to identify with precision. This is only the best medicine, but it also means that the gas can be divided into portions more small and share with more investigators who realize different types of lunar science.

Ryan Zeigler of NASA, the conservator of the Apollo masters, is overseeing the gas and rock extraction process. Also, Zeigler’s work should be prepared, cataloged and comparing the sample with other people for the investment.

From the dead, Dra. Juliane Gross, coordinator of the Apollo de la Division of the Division of Exploration and Investment of Astromaterials (ARES), junto con los Dres. Alex Meshik and Olga Pravdivtseva, of the University of Washington in St. Louis, commissioned a process of extraction of gas utilizing the collector. Photographer: James Blair.

“A lot of people are emotional,” says Zeigler. “Chip Shearer, of the University of New Mexico, missed the project more than a decade ago, and spent the last three years, having ten great teams unloading and a unique team to make it possible.”

The device that can be used to extract and recover the gas, lumped collector, fueled by the Dres. Alex Meshik, Olga Pravdivtseva and Rita Parai, of the University of Washington, in St. Louis. La Dra. Francesca McDonald, de España Espacial Europea, conducts a group in the construction of the special tool for perforating the contents of the container, which includes the lunar master without escaping any gas. You have created and tested a unique system to recognize the extreme material (gas and solid), which is sold inside the containers.

The 11th of February, the team commenzó el cuidadoso processo varios meses para extraer la muestra abriendo primero el tubo protektor exterior y capturando el gas del interior. Sailors and their team will be able to present the present inside the outer container and find that everything is as expected. The tube does not contain the lunar content, which indicates that the sample tube inside the sample probationally is still intact. On the 23rd of February, the team commented on the next step: a process of varying weeks to perforate the interior contender and read the lounge gases that, with luck, are still inside.

From the dead, Dra. Juliane Gross, Coordinator of the Advocacy of the Apollo Division of the Investment and Research Center for Astromaterials (ARES), and Dra. Francesca McDonald, of the ESA, is one of the most important perforators of the use of perforation before using the hernia lately. Credits: NASA / James Blair.

A finalist in the process of extraction of gas, the ARES team is preparing to retire with care of the land and the hands of the contestant, probable in the finals of this spring.

You can get more information about NASA’s study of the Apollo models and other celestial bodies at: https://ares.jsc.nasa.gov

Original news (in English).

Edition: C. Gutiérrez.

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