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2011-07-20 23:51:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, revealed today that internationally recognized planetary scientist Dr. Alan Stern will be the Chief Scientist and Mission Architect for the company. The announcement was made as lunar scientists from around the world gather at the NASA Ames Research Park for their annual Lunar Science Forum, convened by the NASA Lunar Science Institute. Dr. Stern is the former NASA Associate Administrator...

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2011-07-20 10:15:53

The book "Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters" features tactile diagrams of the lunar surface NASA has unveiled a new book for blind and visually impaired readers at a media event and reception hosted by the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) at 6 p.m. PDT on July 18 at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The book "Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters" was created with the NLSI and features tactile diagrams of the lunar surface designed to educate the blind and visually impaired...

2011-05-26 13:01:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of NASA-funded researchers has measured for the first time water from the moon in the form of tiny globules of molten rock, which have turned to glass-like material trapped within crystals. Data from these newly-discovered lunar melt inclusions indicate the water content of lunar magma is 100 times higher than previous studies suggested. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The inclusions were...

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2010-12-10 12:40:00

A team of NASA-funded researchers has unveiled a new theory that contends planets gained the final portions of their mass from a limited number of large comet or asteroid impacts more than 4.5 billion years ago. These impacts added less than one percent of the planets' mass. Scientists hope the research not only will provide a better historical picture of the birth and evolution of Earth, the moon and Mars, but also allow researchers to better explore what happened in our solar system's...

2010-12-09 17:49:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of NASA-funded researchers has unveiled a new theory that contends planets gained the final portions of their mass from a limited number of large comet or asteroid impacts more than 4.5 billion years ago. These impacts added less than one percent of the planets' mass. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists hope the research not only will provide a better historical picture of the birth...

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2010-01-27 07:25:48

NASA and the Israel Space Agency have signed a joint statement that recognizes the Israel Network for Lunar Science and Exploration, or INLSE, as an affiliate partner with the NASA Lunar Science Institute at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. "NASA looks forward to working with this distinguished Israeli organization to benefit from our shared expertise and advance our understanding of lunar science," said agency Administrator Charles Bolden. "We want to develop more...

2010-01-27 07:20:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Israel Space Agency have signed a joint statement that recognizes the Israel Network for Lunar Science and Exploration, or INLSE, as an affiliate partner with the NASA Lunar Science Institute at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "NASA looks forward to working with this distinguished Israeli organization to benefit from our shared expertise...

2009-01-21 09:01:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce NASA's recent selection of a team of scientists from USRA's Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and the Johnson Space Center (JSC) to be one of seven initial members of NASA's Lunar Science Institute (NLSI). The NLSI, a new organization managed by NASA Ames Research Center and designed to supplement and extend existing NASA lunar science programs, is modeled on NASA's...


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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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