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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's LAMP Reveals Lunar Surface Features
2012-01-14 04:27:32

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. LAMP, developed by Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), uses a novel method to peer into these so-called permanently shadowed regions (PSRs), making visible the invisible. LAMP's principal investigator is Dr. Alan Stern, associate vice president of the SwRI Space Science and Engineering...

2010-10-21 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly a year after announcing the discovery of water molecules on the moon, scientists Thursday revealed new data uncovered by NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The missions found evidence that the lunar soil within shadowy craters is rich in...

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2010-10-21 13:25:00

Nearly a year after announcing the discovery of water molecules on the moon, scientists Thursday revealed new data uncovered by NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO. The missions found evidence that the lunar soil within shadowy craters is rich in useful materials, and the moon is chemically active and has a water cycle. Scientists also confirmed the water was in the form of mostly pure ice crystals in some places. The...

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2010-03-19 06:45:00

Moonwater.  Look it up. You won't find it. It's not in the dictionary. That's because we thought, until recently, that the Moon was just about the driest place in the solar system. Then reports of moonwater started "pouring" in "“ starting with estimates of scant amounts on the lunar surface, then gallons in a single crater, and now 600 million metric tons distributed among 40 craters near the lunar north pole. "We thought we understood the Moon, but we don't," says Paul Spudis of...

2009-11-13 16:16:00

HOUSTON Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers are among the participants who will present papers at the annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group Nov. 16-19 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The workshop brings together academic, governmental and private sector interests to focus on the sustainability theme of the LEAG-coordinated Lunar Exploration Roadmap. The program consists of...

2009-11-13 11:00:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary data from NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, indicates the mission successfully uncovered water in a permanently shadowed lunar crater. The discovery opens a new chapter in our understanding of the moon. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The LCROSS spacecraft and a companion rocket stage made twin impacts in the Cabeus crater Oct. 9 that created a plume of...

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2009-11-13 11:30:00

Preliminary data from NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, indicates the mission successfully uncovered water in a permanently shadowed lunar crater. The discovery opens a new chapter in our understanding of the moon. The LCROSS spacecraft and a companion rocket stage made twin impacts in the Cabeus crater Oct. 9 that created a plume of material from the bottom of a crater that has not seen sunlight in billions of years. The plume traveled at a high angle beyond...

2009-11-10 14:26:49

NASA will hold a news conference Friday to talk about early science results from its successful moon impacting mission, the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS. The satellite gained worldwide attention when it plunged into a crater near the moon's south pole on Oct. 9. The briefing from NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., will begin at 9 a.m. PST, on Nov. 13. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. For NASA TV streaming...

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2009-10-19 06:20:00

New images released over the weekend show a mile-high plume of debris after NASA's Centaur rocket struck the Cabeus crater. Scientists say this event has brought forth some useful data. In Friday's report from the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, the mission's chief scientist Anthony Colaprete says, "We were blown away by the data returned. The team is working hard on the analysis, and the data appears to be of very high quality." Before the rocket struck the crater, many...

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2009-10-09 10:45:00

NASA sent one of its own rockets in for a crash landing on the surface of the moon Friday morning in search of visible signs that would indicate water's existence on the planet. The $79 million Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission took place in two stages. The first collision came from the Atlas V's Centaur rocket at 7:31 a.m. ET. The mission's shepherding craft followed just minutes behind the Centaur's impact, gathering information as it plummeted through the...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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