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2011-05-23 05:50:00

A California woman is being questioned about her claims that she had a sample from the lunar surface for sale, BBC News reports. "It's possible this is a moon rock, but it has to be tested first," said Gail Robinson, deputy inspector general at NASA. The woman, who has not been identified, was taken into custody on Thursday morning as part of an undercover sting conducted by NASA investigators and aided by local police. She was not arrested, Robinson said. In an investigation several months...

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2011-02-19 05:30:00

The Lunar X PRIZE Foundation, sponsored by Google, has confirmed the final line-up of 29 teams that will vie for the $30 million robotic Moon-explorer challenge. The $20 million grand prize will go to a team that can be the first to build, launch and place a lunar vehicle on the Moon's surface that explores two locations a third of a mile apart. The vehicle must transmit high-resolution images of both locations back to Earth. The second team to accomplish the task will win $5 million. The...

2011-02-10 12:59:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ - Luna Gold Corp. (TSXV-LGC) ("Luna" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the February 07, 2011 SEDAR filing of a National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report, in support of the recently announced initial resource estimate at the Cachoeira gold project in Northern Brazil (see Luna press release dated December 23, 2010). Cachoeira consists of a series of orogenic gold deposits and is located in the north central portion of the Gurupi Gold Belt. The...

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2011-01-10 08:40:23

The water on the Moon's surface predominantly originated from comets, which would have bombarded its surface early in its existence, claims a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. As part of the study, astrophysicist James Greenwood from Connecticut's Wesleyan University and colleagues analyzed rock samples collected by NASA astronauts during the Apollo missions. According to AFP reports, they were specifically looking "at variations in hydrogen isotopes in a water-loving...

2010-12-13 08:21:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ - Luna Gold Corp. (TSXV-LGC) ("Luna" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has been granted a further 35,000 ha of new mineral exploration licenses in the Aurizona Regional project area by the Brazilian Mines Department (DNPM). The granting of the four new exploration licences has increased the Company's landholding to 165,000 ha of contiguous areas 100% owned by Luna's Brazilian subsidiary company. The Aurizona Regional project area is...

2010-11-16 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ - Luna Gold Corp. (TSXV-LGC) ("Luna" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has been granted a further 70,000 ha of new mineral exploration licenses in the Aurizona Regional project area by the Brazilian Mines Department (DNPM). The granting of the eight new exploration licences more than doubles the size of the Aurizona Regional landholding which now totals 130,000 ha of contiguous areas 100% owned by Luna's Brazilian subsidiary company. The...

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2010-10-01 10:15:00

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) launched a second lunar exploration probe on Friday, bringing their country's emerging space program one step closer to fulfilling their goal of placing a man on the moon. According to various media reports, the Chang'e-2 orbiter launched at 1100 GMT from Xichang, a location in the southwestern province of Sichuan. "China Central Television briefly showed images of the rocket blasting off into the night sky--a few seconds after lift-off--before...

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2010-09-16 10:50:00

Europe is making plans to send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon. The European Space Agency (ESA) has given EADS Astrium an $8.4 million contract to do further detailed design work on the mission. The robot would guide itself to the lunar south pole to land and rove around. "The lander will have a set of scientific instruments onboard but the science will be geared towards human exploration," Simonetta Di Pippo, the director of human spaceflight at ESA, told BBC News. "We will be looking...

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2010-09-16 07:25:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, will complete the exploration phase of its mission today, after a number of successes that transformed our understanding of Earth's nearest neighbor. LRO completed a one-year exploration mission in a polar orbit approximately 31 miles above the moon's surface. It produced a comprehensive map of the lunar surface in unprecedented detail; searched for resources and safe landing sites for potential future missions to the moon; and measured lunar...

2010-09-02 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Luna Gold Corp. (TSXV-LGC) ("Luna" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the exploration programs in progress at Aurizona Main. To date 10 gold targets have been defined by surface geochemical surveys and geologic mapping. In addition shallow auger drilling at the Boa Esperanca target has intersected a continuous zone of gold mineralization exceeding 500 metres in strike and 100 metres in width. A plan map showing the distribution of...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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