|Posted: 2016-October-24 at 4:19pm | IP Logged
That's cool, didn't they find pictures that show rifts that could have come from water on the moon from these pics?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The moon has
come a long way since Galileo first peered at it through a telescope.
Unmanned probes have circled around it and landed on its surface. Twelve
American astronauts have walked on it. And lunar rocks and soil have
been hauled back from it.
Despite being well studied, Earth's closest neighbor remains an enigma.
the New Year's weekend, a pair of spacecraft the size of washing
machines are set to enter orbit around it in the latest lunar mission.
Their job is to measure the uneven gravity field and determine what lies
beneath — straight down to the core.
rocketing from the Florida coast in September, the near-identical Grail
spacecraft have been independently traveling to their destination and
will arrive 24 hours apart. Their paths are right on target that
engineers recently decided not to tweak their positions.
spacecraft have performed essentially flawlessly since launch, but one
can never take anything for granted in this business," said mission
chief scientist Maria Zuber of the Massachusetts Institute of