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LASP scientist to lead two new lunar programs

April 10, 2010
Landing on Moon

The Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies was created to accelerate our scientific knowledge of dust on the moon and its impact on human explorers. (Courtesy NASA)

LASP scientist Mihaly Horanyi is an international leader in the study of lunar dust. Now Horanyi and his CU Boulder-based team are working to establish the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies, which will conduct both experimental and modeling research into the nature of dust on the moon and its impact for human exploration of the moon.

In addition, Horanyi and his team were named to build the Lunar Dust Experiment (LDEX) that will fly on the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Experiment Explorer (LADEE), scheduled to launch in 2011.