Talk:Lunar soil

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This is a very simple starting point for an article on Lunar Soil. Hopefully, over time, enough information will be accumulated here, and make this article useful as a resource regarding lunar soil and its properties. This stub was created in 5 minutes, but a good accumulation of facts and knowledge will only result from editing over an extended period of time. Feel free to make any and all corrections - including complete revision of anything written - if it will result in a higher level of accuracy and usefulness.

Despite the simple title, Lunar Soil is a topic which covers fairly wide range of information. Future subsections should include:

  1. Origin of Lunar Soil
  2. Composition of Lunar Soil
  3. Mining and Processing of Lunar Soil
  4. Engineering Challenge Posed By Lunar Soil - a place for the current knowledge of Engr 
     challenges of lunar soil (this will not be a speculative section; instead it will focus 
     on existing knowledge from legitimate sources)
     4.1. Civil Engineering: lunar soil properties differ from those of Earth soil, 
          and all future structures built on the Moon depend on concrete knowledge 
          of its soil
     4.2. Mechanical Engineering: Moon's surface is covered by a layer of extremely fine, 
          electrically charged dust - the lunar regolith; Any mechanisms operating on the 
          Moon will have to be safe from the effects of that dust settling on moving parts

This is just a tentative index of topics which should be covered by the fully developed article.

What I started as a very bad draft in 2006 has been edited so nicely, it is actually pleasant to read. It still misses important information, but what a change. I'm humbled by al the editing that everybody contributed to my very bad draft. It's so cool to see :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:41, 23 December 2011 (UTC)


There's minor vandalism on this article regarding the bootpring picture.

--ElPeski (talk) 15:34, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Chemical composition?[edit]

The article needs a table of the chemical constituents of the soil. Is there phosphorus in the soil? -- (talk) 14:31, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Lunar soil/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

*Expand on soil mechanics section topics w/ intext citations.--Paleorthid (talk) 17:20, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Last edited at 17:20, 9 January 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 22:37, 29 April 2016 (UTC)


It appears that this article is written in US English, based on the use of the term "oxidize" instead of "oxidise". I based this on looking at the latest version, not by looking back to find the first non-stub version that established a national variety, which is what WP:ENGVAR and WP:RETAIN actually specify. Consequently, I changed "centimetre" to "centimeter" and will shortly add {{American English}} to the talk page. YBG (talk) 17:50, 22 February 2017 (UTC)