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Mars Opportunity Rover Beats Apollo Record
2013-05-17 11:32:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It took nine years traveling around the surface of the Red Planet, but NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has finally surpassed a record set by Apollo 17 astronauts over 40 years ago. In 1972, astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt drove their Lunar Roving Vehicle 22.21 statute miles over a three-day period. At the time, this was the farthest total distance for any NASA vehicle driving on a stellar body other than Earth....

2010-09-15 16:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, will complete the exploration phase of its mission on Sept. 16, after a number of successes that transformed our understanding of Earth's nearest neighbor. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) LRO completed a one-year exploration mission in a polar orbit approximately 31 miles above the moon's surface. It...

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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...

2010-04-26 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...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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