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Lunar rovers could be engulfed by dust

( —Space agencies around the world have plans to continue the exploration of the Moon in the next two decades, with ever more sophisticated robots paving the way for astronauts to walk on the lunar surface once ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Leaping lunar dust

( —Electrically charged lunar dust near shadowed craters can get lofted above the surface and jump over the shadowed region, bouncing back and forth between sunlit areas on opposite sides, according to new calculations ...

dateMar 18, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Model Helps Search for Moon Dust Fountains

( -- In exploration, sometimes you find more than what you're looking for, including things that shouldn’t be there. As the Apollo 17 astronauts orbited over the night side of the moon, with the sun just beneath ...

dateJun 10, 2010 in Space Exploration
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NASA probes hit moon twice (Update 2)

NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, created twin impacts on the moon's surface early Friday in a search for water ice. Scientists will analyze data from the spacecraft's instruments to assess ...

dateOct 09, 2009 in Space Exploration
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What is lunar regolith?

When you're walking around on soft ground, do you notice how your feet leave impressions? Perhaps you've tracked some of the looser earth in your yard into the house on occasion? If you were to pick up some of these traces ...

dateMay 29, 2015 in Space Exploration
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