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Fraser
2014-Apr-15, 02:00 PM
While people across North America marvelled at the blood-red moon early this morning, some NASA engineers had a different topic on their minds: making sure the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter would survive the period of extended shadow during the eclipse. LRO uses solar panels to get energy for its batteries, so for two passes through the […]

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