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2010-03-17 08:20:00

The public can follow along with NASA on its journey of lunar discovery. On March 15, the publicly accessible Planetary Data System released data sets from the seven instruments on board NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. "The Planetary Data System is a NASA funded program to archive data from past and present planetary missions as well as astronomical observations and laboratory data," said Dr. John Keller, LRO Deputy Project Scientist from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt,...

2010-03-15 14:07:00

GREENBELT, Md., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public can follow along with NASA on its journey of lunar discovery. On March 15, the publicly accessible Planetary Data System will release data sets from the seven instruments on board NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "The Planetary Data System is a NASA funded program to archive data from past and present planetary missions as well as astronomical observations and...

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2009-12-17 07:00:00

2009 was another trailblazing year for NASA as America's space agency reached a number of important milestones on Earth and in space. During the year, NASA upgraded the Hubble Space Telescope, discovered water on the moon, increased the number of people living on the International Space Station, and mapped our planet's location in the Milky Way galaxy with new precision. Here on Earth, NASA welcomed a new leadership team, made crucial findings about greenhouse gases, conducted an...

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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2009-10-05 14:05:00

Just imagine. A spaceship plunges out of the night sky, hits the ground and explodes. A plume of debris billows back into the heavens, leading your eye to a second ship in hot pursuit. Four minutes later, that one hits the ground, too. It's raining spaceships! Put on your hard hat and get ready for action, because on Friday, Oct. 9th, what you just imagined is really going to happen--and you can have a front row seat. The impact site is crater Cabeus near the Moon's south pole. NASA is...

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2009-10-01 07:55:00

NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite mission (LCROSS) based on new analysis of available lunar data, has shifted the target crater from Cabeus A to Cabeus (proper). The decision was based on continued evaluation of all available data and consultation/input from members of the LCROSS Science Team and the scientific community, including impact experts, ground and space based observers, and observations from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Lunar Prospector (LP),...


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