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View Full Version : First GRAIL Twin Enters Lunar Orbit – NASAs New Years Gift to Science



Fraser
2012-Jan-01, 05:00 AM
Cheers erupted after the first of NASA’s twin $496 Million Moon Mapping probes entered orbit on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) upon completion of the 40 minute main engine burn essential for insertion into lunar orbit. The small GRAIL spacecraft will map the lunar interior with unprecedented precision to deduce the Moon’s hidden interior composition. [...]

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