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2010-06-28 06:10:00

A highly detailed photograph released recently has views of a rare hole in the lunar surface, which is a pit large enough to swallow an entire football field whole. The Japanese Kaguya spacecraft's high-resolution cameras first spotted the hole, which is located in Mare Ingenii on the moon's southern hemisphere.  NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter took this new, up-close photo of the moon pit from lunar orbit. Mark Robinson, principal investigator for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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