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

In January, a team of British and Australian adventurers will recreate an epic journey, using only the equipment available during the 1916 expedition they are mimicking.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

2010-12-17 12:38:00

GREENBELT, Md., Dec.

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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.

2009-07-28 09:45:00

During the journey to 'The Peak of Eternal Light', the audience joins Commander Björn Grieger and his flight crew onboard a virtual lunar shuttle called 'Sparrow' for a thrilling flight over the lunar surface.

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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.

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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.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.