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Dana M. Hurley, G. Randall Gladstone, S. Alan Stern, Kurt D. Retherford, Paul D. Feldman, Wayne Pryor, Anthony F. Egan, Thomas K. Greathouse, David E. Kaufmann, Andrew J. Steffl, Joel William Parker, Paul F. Miles, David Horvath, Michael W. Davis, Maarten H. Versteeg, David C. Slater, Amanda R. Hendrix, Charles A. Hibbitts, Carolyn M. Ernst, Ronald J. Vervack Jr. and Gregory A. Grieves Modeling of the vapor release from the LCROSS impact: 2. Observations from LAMP Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012) 117

Article first published online: 4 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JE003841

Key Points

  • LCROSS released 117 kg H2, 41 kg CO, 16 kg Ca, 12.4 kg Hg, and 3.8 kg Mg
  • Modeling suggests a vapor plume bulk velocity of 3-4 km/s
  • The vapor observed by LAMP was released promptly by LCROSS

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