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SwRI flips switch on LAMP in lunar orbit

A Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) team successfully opened a "failsafe" door on the Lyman-Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) instrument in lunar orbit, improving the quality of ultraviolet (UV) data it collects. The door, one ...

dateNov 01, 2016 in Space Exploration
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New theory explains how the moon got there

Earth's Moon is an unusual object in our solar system, and now there's a new theory to explain how it got where it is, which puts some twists on the current "giant impact" theory. The work is published Oct. 31 in the journal ...

dateOct 31, 2016 in Space Exploration
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