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NASA’s LADEE spacecraft to make high-speed crash-landing on surface of moon later this month!

Posted 6 April 2014

NASA’s LADEE spacecraft has finished its original mission and is now running out of fuel. Now one final act: Make a high-speed crash-landing on the surface of the moon. 61 more words


Spaceflight news - Moon's Dust Halo Finally Discovered By NASA's LADEE Spacecraft.

(Huffington Post Science)

After decades of searching, NASA scientists have detected the veil of dust kicked up by tiny meteoroid impacts on the moon. The Apollo astronauts and many spacecraft had tried to detect sunlight reflected from the dust and failed. 115 more words


The Moon's North Pole

NASA has created the largest high resolution mosaic of the Moon’s north polar region using images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbit. The 2-meter-per-pixel images cover an area equal to more than one-quarter of the United States. 70 more words


See the First Interactive Picture from the Lunar North Pole

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The first American spacecraft to photograph the moon up close did its work in the last 15 minutes of its life. On the morning of July 31, 1964, the Ranger 7 spacecraft was falling toward the lunar surface at the end of a three-day trip that was always intended to culminate in a suicide plunge. 283 more words