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2008-03-11 13:25:00

Newly-released images of the lunar south-polar region obtained by ESA’s SMART-1 are proving to be wonderful tools to zero-in on suitable study sites for potential future lunar exploration missions.

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2008-02-27 14:35:00

NASA has obtained the highest resolution terrain mapping to date of the moon's rugged south polar region, with a resolution to 20 meters per pixel.

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2007-10-01 15:20:00

NASA's blueprints for an outpost on the moon are shaping up. The agency's Lunar Architecture Team has been hard at work, looking at concepts for habitation, rovers, and space suits.

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2007-08-20 06:25:00

In October 1963, two cartographers with the Air Force Aeronautical Chart and Information Center saw a strange glow on the moon. The moon is not dead yet, nor has it revealed all its secrets. Scientists don't even agree how it got here in the first place.

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2007-03-03 00:20:00

Mark your calendar: On March 3, 2007, the Moon will turn red during a total lunar eclipse visible from parts of all seven continents, including the eastern half of the United States.

2006-07-23 16:32:51

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Charles Sturridge is set to write and direct "A Great and Terrible Beauty," a film about four teens in Victorian England who enter a magical world.

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2005-11-29 13:00:00

In 1994, NASA's Clementine mission found candidates for such "peaks of eternal light" on the moon's north and south poles. Today, the European Space Agency's SMART-1 spacecraft is orbiting the moon, hoping to confirm those peaks of light and find others as well.

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2005-04-19 10:45:00

ESA’s SMART-1 mission to the Moon has been monitoring the illumination of lunar poles since the beginning of 2005, about two months before arriving at its final science orbit.


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