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2010-08-26 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Luna Gold Corp. (TSXV-LGC) ("Luna" or the "Company") provides an update on the 2010 exploration programs and announces the start of a 20,000 metre drill program at the Aurizona Main project. Highlights include: - Approval of a large exploration program and budget for the Aurizona Main and Regional projects - Mobilization of three diamond drills to the Aurizona Main project - Significant progress on the NI 43-101...

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2010-08-16 15:08:39

Russia and India are battling China in a modern-day space race to land an unmanned probe on the moon. Russian and Indian engineers have started working together on a robotic mission to land on the moon in 2013. China's Chang'e-3 spacecraft is also racing to get to Earth's celestial neighbor during the same time frame. Whichever rover lands first would be the first human hardware to function on the lunar surface since the Soviet Luna-24 spacecraft returned to Earth with Moon soil samples in...

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2010-06-03 15:14:27

A Soviet robot lost on the dusty plains of the Moon for the past 40 years has been found again, and it is returning surprisingly strong laser pulses to Earth. "We shined a laser on Lunokhod 1's position, and we were stunned by the power of the reflection," says Tom Murphy of UC San Diego, who leads the research team that's putting the old robot back to work. "Lunokhod 1 is talking to us loudly and clearly." Almost forgotten in the lore of the Apollo-era space race, Lunokhod 1 was one of the...

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2010-04-28 09:45:00

Using information provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) instrument teams, researchers at the University of California San Diego successfully pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector on the lunar surface by bouncing laser signals from Earth to the Russian Lunokhod 1 retroreflector. The initial imaging of the two Russian rovers, Lunokhod 1 and 2 were made earlier this year by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team, led by Mark Robinson from Arizona...

2010-04-28 07:15:00

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Gregory Rzeczko runs a small interactive web studio but his ideas are big. Really big. He recently launched The Rocket to Luna (RTL) website (http://www.therockettoluna.com) in cyberspace, promoting an actual lunar rover launch in outer space. The actual Rocket to Luna launch is scheduled for Dec. 21, 2012 and will be broadcast live via rockettoluna.com. Rzeczko's project has lofty goals - to promote peace on earth and end world hunger. The lunar...

2010-04-26 15:29:00

GREENBELT, Md., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using information provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) instrument teams, researchers at the University of California San Diego have successfully pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector left on the lunar surface by bouncing laser signals from Earth to the Russian Lunokhod 1 retroreflector. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The initial imaging of the two Russian rovers, Lunokhod...

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2010-03-31 09:15:00

The south polar region of the Moon, with dark craters and high ridges, is a world away from the relatively smooth terrain visited by Apollo astronauts four decades ago. This rugged moonscape is the target for Europe's next leap into space. The possible deposits of water ice, heavily cratered terrain and long periods of sunlight make the lunar south pole and areas around it extremely interesting for explorers and scientists. It is therefore a prime target for future human missions to the...

2010-03-22 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Luna Gold Corp. (TSXV-LGC) ("Luna" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has renegotiated the terms of agreement relating to its Cachoeira project which was originally announced on October 9, 2007 and amended on December 12, 2008. The Company has also commenced work programs required to finalize a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate and technical report on the Tucano deposit. Further details relating to the Cachoeira project are...

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2010-03-17 08:28:02

A researcher from The University of Western Ontario has helped solve a 37-year old space mystery using lunar images released March 15 by NASA and maps from his own atlas of the moon. Phil Stooke, a professor cross appointed to Western's Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Geography, published a major reference book on lunar exploration in 2007 entitled, "The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration." Images and data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) were posted recently....

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2010-01-30 15:25:00

A California state panel on Friday registered a collection of 106 artifacts left on the moon by the Apollo 11 mission as historical resources, according to a recent Reuters report. The goal is to preserve the site where humans first landed on the moon, and create the first designation for cultural artifacts located elsewhere than the Earth. The Historical Resources Commission hopes that recognizing the moon objects on California's registry of historic landmarks and resources will lead...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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