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This well-illustrated article, from the BBC, presents the dangers of lunar dust to astronauts and how this threat is being investigated.  An image illustrates the Swiss-cheese-like voids in a speck of lunar dust, and the article contains a description of how these voids increase the dust's chemical activity.  Several possible methods of reducing the risk are contained including creating special filtration systems and paving landing pads and roads to turn the dust to glass.
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- Solar System
= The Moon
- Space Exploration
= Human Exploration
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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dust, hazard, health, inhale, lunar, moondust, particle, repiratory
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created April 25, 2008 by Ann Deml
Record Updated:
March 4, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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March 18, 2007
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Lunar Dust “May Harm Astronauts”. (2007, March 18). Retrieved October 20, 2018, from BBC:
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BBC. Lunar Dust “May Harm Astronauts”. BBC, March 18, 2007. (accessed 20 October 2018).
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Lunar Dust “May Harm Astronauts”. BBC. 18 Mar. 2007. 20 Oct. 2018 <>.
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