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Adventurers To Recreate Epic 1916 Shackleton Journey To Antarctica
2012-12-03 12:27:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1916, a party led by Ernest Shackleton completed one of the most epic survival adventures, rowing 800 nautical miles through the icy waters of the Southern Ocean and traversing a mountainous, 32-mile section of South Georgia Island, to contact help and assemble a team to rescue the rest of his expedition team that was stranded back on Elephant Island off the coast of Antarctica. In January, a team of British and Australian...

Ice On The Moon May Be Possible
2012-08-31 13:17:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Somewhere between five to ten percent of the walls of Shackleton crater could contain small patches of ice, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters. Shackleton Crater is an impact crater at the south pole of the Moon. The peaks of the crater's rim are almost continually in sunlight, while the interior is perpetually in shadow. The rotational axis of the Moon lies within Shackleton. A team of scientists,...

Evidence For Ice On Moon's South Pole Found
2012-06-20 12:36:31

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Little did Neil Armstrong know back on July 21, 1969 that while he was taking his first foot-steps on our celestial neighbor, water was actually accompanying him on the Moon, researchers say. Scientists from MIT, Brown University, and NASA´s Goddard Space Flight Center have found possible evidence for small amounts of ice on the Moon's south pole. They found that the area around the Moon´s Shackleton crater could host...

2012-03-15 12:12:53

In honor of 1,000 days in orbit, the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Md. has released two new videos. One video takes viewers through the moon's evolutionary history, and reveals how it came to appear the way it does today. Another video gives viewers a guided tour of prominent locations on the moon's surface, compiled by the spacecraft's observations of the moon. "Evolution of the Moon" explains why the moon did not always...

2010-12-17 12:38:00

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is allowing researchers to create the most precise and complete map to date of the moon's complex, heavily cratered landscape. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "This dataset is being used to make digital elevation and terrain maps that will be a fundamental reference for future scientific and human exploration missions to the moon," said Dr. Gregory Neumann of NASA's...

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2010-12-17 15:25:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is allowing researchers to create the most precise and complete map to date of the moon's complex, heavily cratered landscape. "This dataset is being used to make digital elevation and terrain maps that will be a fundamental reference for future scientific and human exploration missions to the moon," said Dr. Gregory Neumann of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "After about one year taking data, we already have nearly 3 billion data...

2009-07-28 09:45:00

The first public showing of 'The Peak of Eternal Light', a new movie created using images taken by ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter, took place on 20 July 2009 at the Ars Electronica Center (AEC), Linz, Austria. This movie was shown as part of a special event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, during this International Year of Astronomy.During the journey to 'The Peak of Eternal Light', the audience joins Commander Björn Grieger and his flight crew onboard a virtual...

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2008-11-24 10:30:00

The Indian Space Research Organization's lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 released a probe that impacted close to the lunar south pole on 14 November. Following this, the instruments on the spacecraft are being switched on to get the science observations started. The Moon Impact Probe was dropped close to Shackleton crater, a place close to the south pole, where ice may exist in areas that are never illuminated by the Sun. It carried three instruments: a video imaging system, a radar altimeter and...

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2008-03-12 09:35:00

A Japanese space probe named Selene, or Kaguya in Japanese, has sent back breathtaking high-definition video of the Moon's surface. The probe arrived at the moon last year with a large onboard HDTV camera to capture footage of the lunar surface from 62 miles overhead. The footage was unveiled at this week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas.   The video provides the spectacular imagery of the landscape seen decades ago by the Apollo astronauts as they...


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