Visible and Near-Infrared (VNIR) Spectral Survey of Lunar Meteorites

Stored at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)

 

This is a compilation of photographs and VNIR reflectance spectral data of lunar meteorites stored at NIPR measured while Takahiro Hiroi was a visiting professor at NIPR during the summer of 2010.  The project was later funded by the Japanese Government grant (JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 24540493).  The detailed results were published as:

T. Hiroi, H. Kaiden, A. Yamaguchi, H. Kojima, K. Uemoto, M. Ohtake, T. Arai, S. Sasaki (2016) Visible and near-infrared spectral survey of lunar meteorites stored at the National Institute of Polar Research.  Polar Sci. (Published online on June 10, 2016).

 

1.  List of Examined Lunar Meteorite Samples and Measured Spots

 

Meteorite Name

Original Weight (g)

Classification

Pairing

Subsample No.

Studied Spots

Y-791197

52.4

Anorthositic regolith breccia

 

64

A, B

Y-793169

6.07

Unbrecciated basalt

 

22, 40

 

Y-793274

8.66

Basaltic regolith breccia

 

10

A

Y-82192

36.67

Anorthositic fragmental breccia

Y-86032

83

A

Y-82193

27.04

Anorthositic fragmental breccia

Y-86032

62

B, C

Y-86032

648.43

Anorthositic fragmental breccia

 

14

A, B, C, D, E

A-881757

442.12

Gabbro

 

60

A, B, C

Y981031

185.83

Basaltic regolith breccia

Y-793274

20, 60

A, B, C, D, E

Y983885

289.71

Anorthositic polymict breccia

 

79

A

 


 

2.  Photographs of Measured Spots (Each spot is about 2x3 mm in size)

 

3.  VNIR Reflectance Spectra of Measured Spots

 

You can download the spectral data in Excel format or Comma-separated format.