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Space News Archive - January 14, 2012

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's LAMP Reveals Lunar Surface Features

New maps produced by the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal features at the Moon's northern and southern poles in regions that lie in perpetual darkness.

Beginning Feb. 17, 2012, NASA Television’s Public and Media channels will transmit their respective content in high definition.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will speak at the 44th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service on Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. EST at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Bolden will give brief remarks and bring greetings from President Obama.

Phobos-Grunt Expected To Return To Earth This Weekend

The Russian probe that has been stranded in Earth's orbit since its November launch is expected to return to Earth within the next few days.

Word of the Day
bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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