By: Tabitha Guenther

Regolith is:

Soil on the moon or any other planet besides Earth.

Main Components

  • Rocks
  • Sand
  • Dust
  • Some Elements



Elements Found In Soil

By weight, the lunar crust is 46% oxygen. For every 10,000 tons of top soil there is one ton of Hydrogen. There is carbon, nitrogen, and helium, but there are less amounts. There is a tiny fraction of helium-3. With idealfuel that people haven't used yet, you could make a fusion reactor (still-to-be-engineered).

Isotopic Variability of Nitrogen

It's related to heavy noble gases. Nitrogen isotopic composition mixing with solar system objects creates two different kinds of Nitrogen. One is solar Nitrogen and the other is fractioned Nitrogen (Interstellar chemical process). Even after 25 years of knowing about Nitrogen we still lack a reasonable explanation to the Isotopic variability of Nitrogen in lunar regolith.