Wednesday, 20 March 2013

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter sees GRAIL's lunar impact

NASA has released images and findings from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which witnessed the impact of NASA's twin GRAIL (Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory) spacecraft as they struck the Moon near the North Pole in a controlled impacton Dec.17, 2012. The unmanned orbiter sent back before and after images of the impact sites and used its Lyman-Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) instrument to study the plume of dust and gas thrown up by the double impact, producing new insights into the processes going on in the interior of the Moon... Continue Reading NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter sees GRAIL's lunar impact

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Tags: GRAIL, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Moon, NASA, Space, Spacecraft

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