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1. New Flickr collection of historical NASA photos

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:35:00 CDT 2012)

NASA announced today that they had placed several new sets of historical photos on their "NASA on the Commons" Flickr site, and invited the public to help tag and caption the photos. There are lots of cool images, such as this one of Lu...

Description: New Flickr collection of historical NASA photos

2. No Icecaps at the Lunar Poles

(Web Page; Fri Oct 03 18:25:00 CDT 2014)

New observations reported this week in the journal Nature have cast doubt on the theory that thick deposits of ground ice lie conveniently close to the surface in permanently shadowed crater floors at the lunar poles.Researcher Bruce Cam...

Description: New observations reported this week in the journal Nature have cast doubt on the theory that thick deposits of ground ice lie conveniently close to the surface in permanently shadowed crater floors at the lunar poles.

3. LCROSS: Hitting those tantalizing purple pixels

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

After I posted a report on the selection of crater Cabeus A as the target for the upcoming LCROSS impact into the Moon, I received an email with several questions about the target. The chosen site is not the center of Cabeus A. Rather ...

Description: LCROSS: Hitting those tantalizing purple pixels

4. LCROSS Mission Selects Crater Cabeus A As Target for October 9 Impact

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

[I just posted this as a formal news story too.] NASA announced this morning that the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission has selected the target for its planned impact. The selected crater is Cabeus A, which...

Description: LCROSS Mission Selects Crater Cabeus A As Target for October 9 Impact

5. Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 19: Eros

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

Not quite ten years ago, the Near Earth Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft arrived at the near-Earth asteroid Eros. NEAR accomplished many firsts. It was the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid (and there has been only one other since), an...

Description: Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 19: Eros

6. 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

7. Science enables exploration, exploration enables science

(Web Page; Tue Mar 25 09:14:00 CDT 2014)

One primary goal of the LRO mission is to acquire the amazing bounty of scientific data necessary to enable future human lunar exploration and utilization. But why should we even bother going back? Isn't returning humans to the Moon a wa...

Description: One primary goal of the LRO mission is to acquire the amazing bounty of scientific data necessary to enable future human lunar exploration and utilization. But why should we even bother going back?

8. AGU: An update on Kaguya

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:00:00 CDT 2012)

On Monday afternoon at the American Geophysical Union meeting there was a short session, comprising four talks, on the status of Kaguya, Japan's enormous lunar orbiter. The first presentation was an overview of the mission; the next thr...

Description: AGU: An update on Kaguya

9. LPSC: Friday afternoon on Martian basins and planning for future lunar missions

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:00:00 CDT 2012)

This is Ted Stryk's last contribution from his trip to the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, two weeks ago now. Apologies to him for posting so late, and many thanks for all the notes. --ESLby Ted StrykHerb Frey reported on an ef...

Description: LPSC: Friday afternoon on Martian basins and planning for future lunar missions

10. LPSC: Friday morning session on future missions

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:00:00 CDT 2012)

Thanks to Ted Stryk for contributing the following notes on Friday morning's session on upcoming and future missions at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. --ESLby Ted StrykMichael Meyer spoke about MSL, saying it has greater po...

Description: LPSC: Friday morning session on future missions

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