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Squink
2015-Mar-17, 12:46 PM
New lunar crater named after aviation pioneer Earhart (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31917302)
Scientists have discovered a large crater on the Earth-facing side of the Moon - the first detection of its kind in at least a century.
The previously unknown structure has been named after aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart - the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
The 200km-wide buried crater was found in data from Nasa's Grail spacecraft, which mapped the Moon's gravity field.
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"I would guess this is probably the first discovery of a crater this big on the nearside of the Moon in a century - maybe two," Prof Melosh told BBC News.
Sorry, I could not Resist the headline.
Nice work by Grail, though.

slang
2015-Mar-17, 03:56 PM
Moved at OP's request