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Lost Reflector Found on the Moon

Physicists have pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector left on the Moon by the Soviet Union nearly 40 years ago. The reflector could actually help today's scientists measure physical properties ...

Apr 27, 2010
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‘Seeing’ cosmic rays in space

Astronauts have long reported the experience of seeing flashes while they are in space, even when their eyes are closed. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin both reported these flashes during the Apollo 11 mission, ...

Apr 20, 2012
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Apollo 11: 'A stark beauty all its own'

(PhysOrg.com) -- This image of the Apollo 11 landing site captured from just 24 km (15 miles) above the surface provides LRO's best look yet at humanity’s first venture to another world. When Neil Armstrong ...

Mar 08, 2012
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A Second Look at Apollo 11

A month after LROC's first image of the Apollo 11 landing site was acquired, LRO passed over again providing the LROC instrument a new view of the historic site. ...

Oct 01, 2009
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Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3

Four months after the success of Apollo 11, NASA launched Apollo 12 in November 1969. Almost exactly 40 years later, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has seen the landing site.

Sep 03, 2009
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Moon Rock Turns Out to be Fake

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Dutch national Rijksmuseum made an embarrassing announcement last week that one of its most loved possessions, a moon rock, is a fake -- just an old piece of petrified wood that's never ...

Sep 01, 2009 weblog
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