NASA has selected two new
science instrument suites, including one that will study the mysterious Gruithuisen Domes for the first time.
These payload suites
mark the second selection through the agency’s (PRISM) call for proposals.
Both payloads will be
delivered to the lunar surface on future flights through NASA’s CLPS initiative
The first will study geologic
processes of early planetary bodies that are preserved on the Moon, by investigating a rare form of lunar volcanism.
The second will study the effects
of the Moon’s low gravity and radiation environment on yeast, a model organism used to understand DNA damage response
The Lunar Vulkan
Imaging and Spectroscopy Explorer (Lunar-VISE) investigation consists of a suite of five instruments