About TREX

Toolbox for Research and Exploration (TREX) is a node of NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). Amanda Hendrix of Planetary Science Institute (Tucson, AZ) is the TREX Principal Investigator. TREX aims to develop tools and research methods for exploration of airless bodies, like the moon and asteroids, that are coated in fine-grained dust in order to prepare for human missions.  Laboratory spectral measurements and experiments will accompany studies of existing datasets to understand surface characteristics and to investigate potential resources on airless bodies.

image of Moon from Cassini ISS