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

[ Watch the Video: GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists using data from NASA's GRAIL mission have determined that the Moon's interior is nearly completely pulverized. The latest finding from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission suggests that during the Moon's first billion years, it may have endured more fracturing from massive impacts than previously thought. Planetary scientists have stitched...

GRAIL Moon Mission Begins Science Phase
2012-09-02 06:27:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The data collection phase for NASA's pair of lunar-orbiting Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft has officially commenced, the US space agency announced on Friday. The lone scientific instrument on board the GRAIL orbiters was activated Thursday at 12:28pm EDT (9:28am PDT), when the twin vehicles were located 19 miles (30 kilometers) above the Ocean of Storms, according to officials from NASA's...

GRAIL Science Collection Phase Officially Begins
2012-03-08 05:15:01

NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft officially entered the science collection phase of their mission on Tuesday, the U.S. space agency has announced. This portion of the mission, which will last 84 days and conclude on May 29, officially began on March 6 at 8:15pm EST (5:15 PST), NASA officials announced in a press release Wednesday. During that time, the twin spacecraft will provide scientists with a high-resolution map of the moon's gravitational...

Lunar Probes To Reach Destination Over The Weekend
2011-12-27 05:31:49

Two spacecraft set to study the moon will enter our celestial neighbor's orbit over New Year's weekend. NASA's twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) probes have been independently traveling to their destination since launching in September and will arrive 24 hours apart from each other. The paths of the spacecrafts are right on target, making it unnecessary for engineers to move them into position. "Both spacecraft have performed essentially flawlessly since...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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