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Twin ARTEMIS probes to study moon in 3-D

(PhysOrg.com) -- On Sunday, July 17, the moon will acquire its second new companion in less than a month. That's when the second of two probes built by the University of California, Berkeley, and part of NASA's ...

Jul 13, 2011
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LRO takes extreme close-up of eclipse

(PhysOrg.com) -- Orbiting about 31 miles above the lunar surface, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft will get a "front-row seat" to the total lunar eclipse on June 15, says Noah Petro, Associate Project ...

Jun 14, 2011
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Waiter, there's metal in my moon water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bring a filter if you plan on drinking water from the moon. Water ice recently discovered in dust at the bottom of a crater near the moon's south pole is accompanied by metallic elements like ...

Feb 18, 2011
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Lunar dust transport still a mystery

There are times when Moon appears to have a tenuous atmosphere of moving dust particles that are leaping up from and falling back to the Moon’s surface. First seen during the Surveyor and Apollo eras, ...

Dec 16, 2010
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Magnetic anomalies shield the Moon

Scientists have discovered a new type of solar wind interaction with airless bodies in our solar system. Magnetized regions called magnetic anomalies, mostly on the far side of the Moon, were found to strongly ...

Sep 28, 2010
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Down the Lunar Rabbit-hole

A whole new world came to life for Alice when she followed the White Rabbit down the hole. There was a grinning cat, a Hookah-smoking caterpillar, a Mad Hatter, and much more. It makes you wonder... what's ...

Jul 13, 2010
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Image: Apollo 16: Footsteps Under High Sun

(PhysOrg.com) -- The lunar module Orion landed in the Descartes Highlands of the moon on April 21, 1972. The Apollo 16 mission targeted a highland region. Originally thought to be a volcanic site, the samples ...

Jul 08, 2010
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