# mm-wavelengths Moon map, scientific case

I would like to test a telescope with a Moon observation. It is a low spectrometer-imager at 110-300 GHz with a resolution of 4 arcmin@150 GHz.

Is there any scientific target that concerns the Moon with such an observation?

Millimeter and sub-mm observations (110-300 GHz = 2.7-1.0 mm) are sensitive to the thermal emission and provide a brightness temperature of airless bodies like the Moon or asteroids. The radio emission is from just below the surface/skin of the body (down to $$\sim10\lambda$$ so ~1 cm in this case) and so is also sensitive to the thermal inertia and conductivity of the surface and regolith. A paper discussing sub-mm observations of the Moon (which is freely available) is Pardo et al. 2005.