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LRO Finds Traces Of Helium Around The Moon
2012-08-16 05:19:20

Using the LAMP spectrometer aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have made the first spectroscopic observations of the noble gas helium in the atmosphere surrounding the Moon.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]