D-CIXS

AcronymDefinition
D-CIXSDemonstration Compact Imaging X-Ray Spectrometer
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Professor Grande said: "The D-CIXS has obtained mineral maps of the Moon's composition, looking at the distribution of calcium, magnesium, aluminium, silicon and iron.
Prof Grande added: "D-CIXS plays an important role and gives us new insight into whether the samples brought back from manned missions are typical of the lunar surface or not."
The miniaturised X-ray spectrometer, about the size of a toaster, and known as D-CIXS, was at the core of the mission.