Larissa Starukhina

Date and place of birth: March 8, 1958, Kharkov, USSR

Present address:

Dr. Larissa Starukhina

Astronomical Institute of Kharkov National University

35 Sumskaya St., Kharkov 61022 Ukraine

Tel: (38)0572-92-51-85

Fax: (38)057-700-53-49


Academic degrees:


1980-1986 Junior Research Scientist, Department of Physics, Kharkov State University

1983-1885 Ph.D. student, Department of Physics, Kharkov State University

1986-1987 Research Scientist, Kharkov State University

1988-1989 Research Scientist, Department of Remote Sensing of Planets, Astronomical Observatory of Kharkov State University

1990-2006 Senior Research Scientist, Department of Remote Sensing of Planets, Astronomical Observatory (since 2002, Astronomical Institute) of Kharkov State University (since 1997, Kharkov National University)

2006-2015 Leading research scientist, Department of Remote Sensing of Planets, Astronomical Institute, Kharkov National University


1994: Senior Research Scientist, Heliophysics and Physics of Solar System

Visiting Programs:

Honors and Awards:

Field of RESEARCH:

Physical processes on solid surfaces of airless bodies and their remote sensing characteristics -

application of ideas, methods and achievements of solid state physics to astronomical objects.

Main results:

Selected publications:

Starukhina L. V. Water on the Moon: What Is Derived From The Observations? In: The Moon: Prospective Energy and Material Resources. Ed. by V. Badescu, Springer, 2012, p.57-85.

Starukhina L. V. Polar regions of the Moon as a potential repository of solar-wind-implanted gases. Advances in Space Research (2006), V. 37, pp. 50–58, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2005.04.033.

Starukhina L. V., and Shkuratov Yu. G. Swirls on the Moon and Mercury: Meteoroid Swarm Encounters as a Formation Mechanism. Icarus (2004), V. 167, No 1, pp. 136-147.

Moroz L. V., G. Baratta, G. Strazzulla, L. V. Starukhina, E. Dotto, M. A. Barucci, G. Arnold, E. Distefano. Optical Alteration of complex organics induced by ion irradiation: I. Laboratory Experiments Suggest Unusual Space Weathering Trend. Icarus (2004), V. 170, pp. 214-228.

Moroz L. V., G. Baratta, E. Distefano, G. Strazzulla, L. V. Starukhina, E. Dotto, M. A. Barucci. Ion irradiation of asphaltite: optical effects and implications for trans-neptunian objects and Centaurs. Earth, Moon and Planets (2003), V. 92, pp. 279-289.

Starukhina L. V. Computer Simulation of Sputtering of Lunar Regolith by Solar Wind Protons: Contribution to Alteration of Surface Composition and to Hydrogen Flux at the Lunar Poles. Solar System Research (2003), V. 37, No. 1, p. 36-50.

Starukhina L. V. Water detection on atmosphereless celestial bodies: Alternative explanations of the observations. J. Geophys. Res.-Planets (2001), v. 106, No E7, pp. 14701-14710.

Starukhina L. V., Shkuratov Yu. G. A theoretical model of lunar optical maturation: Effects of submicroscopic reduced iron and particle size variations. Icarus (2001), V. 152, No 2 , pp. 275-281.

Starukhina L. V., and Shkuratov Yu. G. The lunar poles: water ice or chemically trapped hydrogen? Icarus (2000), V.147, No 2 , pp. 585-587.

Starukhina L. V. On the origin of excess hydrogen at the lunar poles. Solar System Research (2000), V. 34, No. 3, pp. 215-219. (Translated from Astronomicheskij Vestnik, V. 34, No.3, p. 233-237 (2000).)

Starukhina L. V. Characteristics of the contact between regolith particles: Their influence on the physical properties of regoliths Solar System Research (2000), V. 34, No. 4, p. 295-301. (Translated from Astronomicheskij Vestnik, V. 34, No.4, p. 323-330 (2000).)

Starukhina L. V. Evaluation of solar-flare-induced albedo variations for atmosphereless cosmic bodies. Solar System Research (2000), V. 34, No. 3, pp. 220-225. (Translated from Astronomicheskij Vestnik, V. 34, No.4, p. 238-244 (2000).)

Shkuratov Yu. G., Starukhina L. V., Hoffmann H., and Arnold G. A model of spectral albedo of particulate surfaces: implications for optical properties of the Moon. Icarus (1999), v. 137, No 2, pp. 235-246.

Starukhina L. V. Light absorption by radiation-induced hydroxyl ions and the problem of finding water on atmosphereless celestial bodies, Solar System Research (1999), V. 33, No.4, pp. 291-295. (Translated from Astronomicheskij Vestnik, V. 33, No.4, p. 332-337 (1999).)

Shkuratov Yu. G., Starukhina L. V., Kaydash V. G., and Bondarenko N.B. Distribution of 3He abundance over the lunar nearside. Solar System Research (1999), V. 33, No. 5, pp. 409-420. (Translated from Astronomicheskij Vestnik, V. 33, No.5, pp. 466-478 (1999).)

Starukhina L. V., Shkuratov Yu. G. Surface composition of Phobos. Solar System Research (1997), V. 31, No.5, pp. 381-386. (Translated from Astronomicheskij Vestnik, V. 31, No.5, p. 427-433 (1997).)

Starukhina L. V., Shkuratov Yu. G. A model for the spectral dependence of albedo for multicomponent regolith-like surfaces. Solar System Research (1996), V. 30, No.4, pp. 258-264. (Translated from Astronomicheskij Vestnik, V. 30, No.4, p. 299-306 (1996).)

Starukhina L. V., and Shkuratov Yu. G. A model for ion bombardment-induced organic synthesis on carbon-bearing surfaces in cosmic space. Icarus (1995), v. 113, No 3, pp. 442-449.

Starukhina L. V., Shkuratov Yu. G. Stellar-wind-induced solide-state reactions: a machanism of organic synthesis in space. Soviet Astronomy (1994), V. 38, No.3, pp. 338-343. (Translated from Astronomicheskij Journal, V. 71, No.3, p. 388-394 (1994).)

Shkuratov Yu. G., Starukhina L. V., Kreslavsky M. A., Opanasenko N. V., Stankevich D. G., and Shevchenko V.G. Principle of perturbation invariance in photometry of atmosphereless celestial bodies. Icarus (1994), V. 109, No 5, pp. 168-190.

Starukhina L. V., Shkuratov Yu. G., Kodina L. A., Ogloblina A. I., Stankevich N. P., Peregon T. I., and Tishchenko L. P. Simulation of radiation-induced formation of aromatic hydrocarbons on the surfaces of carbon-bearing atmosphereless cosmic bodies. Soviet Geochemistry (1991), No.6. (Translated from Geokhimiya, No.6, p. 893-897 (1991).)

Total number of publications: 112, peer-reviewed: 37