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selvaarchi
2015-Aug-18, 12:51 PM
Did not find a thread on NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft other then on its launch and its demise in April last year. Even with its demise its data lives on and giving us good science. Latest news is

"NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft has confirmed for the first time the existence of neon gas in moon's atmosphere."

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/nasa-spacecraft-finds-glowing-neon-gas-on-moon-115081800199_1.html


"The presence of neon in the exosphere of the moon has been a subject of speculation since the Apollo missions, but no credible detections were made," said Mehdi Benna of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland.

"We were very pleased to not only finally confirm its presence but to show that it is relatively abundant," added Benna, also from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.