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NASA said this week that it selected the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission from two dozen proposals. GRAIL's twin spacecraft are slated to launch around Sept. 6, 2011 and, after a few weeks of settling into orbit, map the lunar gravity field for 90 days.
Scientists hope to use the data to pick apart its insides from crust to core, much like a medical X-ray that shows the insides of a person
New said the data will be about 1,000 times better than any other measurements of lunar gravity, explaining that such data can be processed to peer beneath the moon's surface and locate any significant structures related to early lunar history.
"The other thing that may become a little clearer will be a little bound on the size of any lunar core, if there is one."
Originally posted by defuntion
reply to post by NGC2736
I understood that to mean that they are trying to determine if the moon has a core similar to Earth's (I.E. - solid Fe/Ni)...
It would seem an impossibility for it to be hollow...