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1. LCROSS impact preview

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

Way early tomorrow morning, LCROSS and its Centaur upper stage will crash into the lunar south pole. To the Moon, it'll be just another day; stuff the size of these two spacecraft crashes into the Moon about once a week, on average. (T...

Description: LCROSS impact preview

2. New Updates on LRO and LCROSS

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:51:00 CDT 2012)

Ken Kremer continues his reporting on the LRO and LCROSS missions. Check out his interview with LCROSS scientist Kimberly Ennico, and his detailed report on the orbit insertion maneuvers of the two spacecraft.

Description: New Updates on LRO and LCROSS

3. LRO and LCROSS Reach Moon on Tuesday

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:51:00 CDT 2012)

by Bruce BettsNASA's LRO and LCROSS spacecraft will be reaching the Moon tomorrow (Tuesday). Check out this picture of LCROSS taken as the rocket fairing surrounding it was splitting off and being jettisoned.LCROSS Viewed by Centaur Rock...

Description: LRO and LCROSS Reach Moon on Tuesday

4. Now it's Cabeus, not Cabeus A, for LCROSS

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

The blog entries will be flying fast and furious this week as MESSENGER flies by Mercury tomorrow and LCROSS bears down on its spectacular (we hope) crash into the Moon in only 10 days. NASA just posted an update to the choice of target...

Description: Now it's Cabeus, not Cabeus A, for LCROSS

5. Graphics from the LCROSS press briefing

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

EDIT OCT 10 2:48 PM: I just realized that the images of the impact flash from the mid-infrared camera were all released mirror-reversed, so I have corrected their orientation below. It's not incorrect for something to be rotated 180 deg...

Description: Graphics from the LCROSS press briefing

6. LCROSS impact recap, with animations

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

Quite a night! I set my alarm for 3:15 am in order to get up and watch LCROSS crash into the Moon. My 5-month-old obligingly woke up at 2:45 to be fed -- which meant that I got half an hour less sleep than I might've, but also meant I ...

Description: LCROSS impact recap, with animations

7. LRO & LCROSS: Launch!

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:51:00 CDT 2012)

by Ken KremerAt the absolute very last moment available in the window of today's three launch opportunities, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and LCROSS blasted off on board an Atlas V/ Centaur rocket at 5:32 PM EDT from Launch Complex 4...

Description: LRO & LCROSS: Launch!

8. A couple of helpful visualizations of LCROSS impact

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

The visualization studio at Goddard Space Flight Center has just posted some handy simulations of what we can expect the LCROSS impact to look like. First, here's a movie that zooms in from the entire moon to the ejecta curtain in Cabeu...

Description: A couple of helpful visualizations of LCROSS impact

9. LCROSS: A "morning after" wrapup

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

So the big drama on LCROSS is over. There's every indication that the mission was successful: the Centaur spacecraft crashed where it was directed to, and the LCROSS shepherd spacecraft captured what appears to be a beautiful mutlivarit...

Description: LCROSS: A "morning after" wrapup

10. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner detection of LCROSS impact

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner team just released some preliminary views of their data taken during the LCROSS impact, which clearly shows the thermal signature from the crash into the Moon. I'm too tired for analysis so will ...

Description: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner detection of LCROSS impact

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