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Next NASA probe to Moon to search for old craft

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posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 12:29 AM
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That's right... Finally something that has a primary mission goal of pointing out, precisely, where debris of human origin has ended up on the Moon. What are they looking for? NASA'S Surveyor probe, the former USSR's Lunokhod 1, and, of course, the Apollo debris!



Space.com - Lunar Lost & Found: The Search forn Old Spacecraft

One look at Earth's Moon is all it takes. It has been mussed up by scads of incoming celestial objects that produced lots of craters. But our Moon has also been on the receiving end of artificial impacts over the last few decades. Moon probes and leftover rocket stages have contributed to the crater population—albeit too small to see from our planet. Robotic lunar landers from the United States and the former Soviet Union dot the Moon too.

Add in hardware castaways from human adventurers who made their way to the Moon from 1969 through 1972 as part of NASA's Apollo program, and you've got a lot of junk on the Moon.

Pinpointing old spacecraft and artificial impact craters is not only a curatorial courtesy, but also can generate important science.


Set the launch in 2008, we may have a bit of time to wait, but this is certainly exciting. Finally the "proof" the "We didn't go to the Moon" whackos wanted is on its way!




posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 12:38 AM
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There is nothing there Mr. Keen. It will just NEVER be settled.
You can blame it all on Andy Griffith.

Imagine that, the answer to one of the most famous conspiracies.
Buried, by the sheriff of Mayberry.




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