A Return Visit To The Moon

A Return Visit To The Moon

Postby out in space on Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:25 pm

The cruise to the moon took 3 1/2 months and covered 2 1/2 million miles -- far longer than the direct three-day flight by Apollo astronauts.

Over the New Year's weekend, a pair of NASA spacecraft arrived back-to-back at their destination in the first mission devoted to studying lunar gravity.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/ ... test=faces

We're back, but at what cost. The US economy is in the tank and this sounds very very expensive. Is this study really
going to benefit anyone?
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Re: A Return Visit To The Moon

Postby inflate on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:39 pm

The scale of the battering the Moon received early in its history has been revealed in remarkable new data from two Nasa satellites. Ebb and Flow - together known as the Grail mission - have mapped the subtle variations in gravity across the surface of the lunar body.

They show the Moon's crust to be a mass of pulverised rock - the remains of countless impacts. Scientists say the beating was far more extensive than previously thought.


Almost a year for an update, wonder what took so long. At least they are getting something for the cost of this
long venture.
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Re: A Return Visit To The Moon

Postby smitty on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:58 pm

Should be interesting to see what info they come up with. Also on Mars they have this other machine running around that pace with more info avaliable then the prior one.
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