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81. Go LADEE!

(Web Page; Tue Sep 10 10:40:00 CDT 2013)

It was another party for space exploration last Friday as Planetary Radio Live once again took the stage at Southern California Public Radio's Crawford Family Forum. This week's episode of the show features selected excerpts, including ...

Description: Listen to or watch the recording of our live celebration for LADEE as the spacecraft blasted off for the moon.

82. Is this SMART-1's impact site?

(Web Page; Sat Sep 19 09:08:00 CDT 2015)

Speaking of spacecraft crashing...I was reading the May 2010 issue of Icarus and came across a paper tersely titled "The SMART-1 lunar impact," by M.J. Burchell, R. Robin-Williams, and B.H. Foing. It was an interesting paper because ther...

Description: Speaking of spacecraft crashing...

83. Using Earth to Study the Moon

(Web Page; Mon Sep 21 12:32:00 CDT 2015)

Over at his "Once and Future Moon" blog, Paul Spudis has posted a very cool set of images comparing snapshots of Earth features of the ground with images created using airborne radar. Exploring Earth analogues of space landscapes is a va...

Description: Exploring Earth analogues of space landscapes is a valuable activity that can help planetary scientists correctly interpret what their instruments are telling them.

84. Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 19: Eros

(Web Page; Fri Feb 19 19:20:00 CST 2016)

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), and,...

Description: Not quite ten years ago, the Near Earth Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft arrived at the near-Earth asteroid Eros. NEAR accomplished many firsts.

85. Chang'E 2 update: primary mission successful

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

For months I've had no information about China's Chang'e 2 lunar orbiter for my monthly "What's Up" updates, and that's finally changed. Chang'e 2 completed its six-month nominal mission on April 1, and there were a couple of news storie...

Description: For months I've had no information about China's Chang'e 2 lunar orbiter for my monthly "What's Up" updates, and that's finally changed.

86. Chang'E 2 to depart for L2 on June 16

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

According to a story posted on xinmin.xn and run through Google Translate, there's now been an official announcement from China about Chang'e 2's extended mission: it will depart lunar orbit in mid-June and journey to L2. L2 is one of th...

Description: According to a story posted on xinmin.xn and run through Google Translate, there's now been an official announcement from China about Chang'e 2's extended mission: it will depart lunar orbit in mid-June and journey to L2.

87. Color photo of Yutu rover and Chang'e lander, and more on the Chang'e 3 landing site

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

Fresh off of Chinese state television is this screen capture showing a Chang'e 3 lander image of the Yutu rover and its tracks on the Moon: And here is the reverse shot, the photo taken by the Yutu rover of the Chang'e 3 lander: Awesom...

Description: Fresh off of Chinese state television are lovely pictures taken by Chang'e 3 lander and rover of each other!

88. LRO & LCROSS: 1 Day Launch Delay

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:59:00 CDT 2012)

by Ken KremerNASA managers decided today to delay by one day the June 17 dual launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) in order to accommodate a postponed launch attempt...

Description: LRO & LCROSS: 1 Day Launch Delay

89. 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

90. LCROSS finds lots of water in accessible places at the Moon's south pole -- but we'll have to tread carefully

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:34:00 CDT 2012)

It is an "opportunity for the future": an intentional crash landing onto a permanently shadowed crater on the Moon has produced evidence of large deposits of water. And that's not all. The water is accompanied by other volatile materia...

Description: LCROSS finds lots of water in accessible places at the Moon's south pole -- but we'll have to tread carefully

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