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NASA's GRAIL Mission Comes To Moon-Crashing Halt
2012-12-17 17:32:03

The GRAIL lunar mission came to a crashing halt today after the twin probes (Ebb and Flow) smashed into the Moon in a blaze of glory.

NASA GRAIL Probes To Crash Into Moon
2012-12-13 17:31:24

After a year run, NASA is preparing to end the twin lunar-orbiting GRAIL probes' mission with a bang – into the Moon.

Moon's Interior Was Pulverized By Early Impacts
2012-12-05 13:28:06

Scientists using data from NASA's GRAIL mission have determined that the Moon's interior is nearly completely pulverized.

2012-11-27 09:02:02

NASA will host a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov, 29, to reveal new observations from the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury.


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

NEAR-Shoemaker Mission -- The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous - Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker), renamed after its launch in honor of Gene Shoemaker, is an unmanned spacecraft designed to study the near-Earth asteroid Eros from close orbit over a period of a year. The primary scientific objectives of NEAR were to return data on the bulk properties, composition, mineralogy, morphology, internal mass distribution and magnetic field of Eros. Secondary objectives include studies of regolith...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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