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Lunar Polar Volatile Puzzle

Deepak Dhingra gives an exciting update from the recent Lunar Exploration and Analysis Group (LEAG) meeting at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU-APL) in Baltimore.


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

LCROSS team: "Yes, we found water!"

I just posted a story on the announcement today that LCROSS definitely found lots of water in the spectra from their October 9 impact.

MMT image of the plume and its shadow?

I am pretty sure this image shows the LCROSS impact plume and its shadow as seen from the MMT observatory in Arizona, but as Alan Boyle just pointed out, the time stamps indicate the photos were all taken before the nominal impact time.

LCROSS impact preview

Way early tomorrow morning, LCROSS and its Centaur upper stage will crash into the lunar south pole.

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