Gravity recovery and Interior Laboratory

Lead PI: Dr. Sean C. Solomon

Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

August 2013 - September 2016
Inactive
Global ; Moon
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) will unlock the mysteries of the Moon. By mapping the lunar gravitational field globally ­ not just on the nearside ­ to unprecedented accuracy and resolution, GRAIL will, in essence, peer deep inside the Moon to reveal its internal structure and thermal history.

SPONSOR:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics & Space Administration

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$471,827

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Masachusetts Institute of Technology Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory

WEBSITE:

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/grail/main/index.html

KEYWORDS

moon thermal history gravity fields planetary science