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[[Image:Apollo11Soil.jpg|160px|left]] The primary resource of value to humans on the Moon is the volatile components found in the [[regolith]]. These are all the components that are gases at room temperature. Most of the volatiles have been deposited in the top layers of the Moon's surface by the [[solar wind]] over geologic time. A notable exception to this is [[Argon]]. the concentration of Argon in lunar soil is much higher than found in the solar wind, so must come from a different source. Especially, the isotope Argon-40. It is presently believed that the Argon-40 comes from radioactive decay of [[Potassium]] and/or [[Krypton]] deep within the lunar mantle or core([[Volatiles|read more]])
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[[Image:GP1Fig_3.jpg|160px|left]] Craters cover the surface of the moon and are the result of hyper-velocity impacts by meteorites. The velocity of meteorites upon impact varies, but is generally between 10 and 40 km/sec. This number is a combination of the ‘approach velocity’ and the ‘escape velocity.’ The approach velocity of objects refers to the velocity of the object with respect to the moon. This varies with the type of object (for example, long period comets generally have a higher approach velocity than short period comets) and the direction with which it approaches the moon (for example, if it approaching the moon ‘head on,’ it will have a higher approach velocity than...([[Geologic Processes on the Moon/Cratering on the Moon|read more]])
 
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Featured article: Cratering on the Moon

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Craters cover the surface of the moon and are the result of hyper-velocity impacts by meteorites. The velocity of meteorites upon impact varies, but is generally between 10 and 40 km/sec. This number is a combination of the ‘approach velocity’ and the ‘escape velocity.’ The approach velocity of objects refers to the velocity of the object with respect to the moon. This varies with the type of object (for example, long period comets generally have a higher approach velocity than short period comets) and the direction with which it approaches the moon (for example, if it approaching the moon ‘head on,’ it will have a higher approach velocity than...(read more)

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