Texas Tech recruited to restore, reanalyze Apollo moon data - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/28/10

Texas Tech recruited to restore, reanalyze Apollo moon data

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Texas Tech gets a role in the NASA Apollo missions roughly 35 years after the fact.

Astronauts placed geophysical instruments that discovered moonquakes and measured the heat released from the interior of the moon. But in 1974 funding was cut for the analysis of that data.  Now, Texas Tech professor Seiichi Nagihara has received a $45,000 grant from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to restore, digitally archive and reanalyze the data. 

Nagihara and the Goddard team hope will use modern computers to reanalyze the data and perhaps better understand the moon's internal structure. Nagihara is an expert in how the Earth releases its heat, which is why he is one of the researchers recruited to reanalyze the moon's heat-flow data.

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