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Originally posted by Kaifan
You know, i'm more intrigued to know why casually it was called GRAIL? as in the holy grail? what are they looking for, are they really looking at the moon or looking for something else? an acronym can be reverse engineered from anything, so i'm wondering what the real meaning of GRAIL is.
"Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory" really? i'm sorry but as an engineer myself that sounds ridiculous, gravity recovery? recovery of what? really? interior what? so all previous laboratories were exterior? the name just sounds ridiculous and meaningless.
edit on 5-2-2012 by Kaifan because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by Kaifan
...Because thinking it relates to the holy grail isn't ridiculous or meaningless.
reply to post by 1AnunnakiBastard
Does anybody else think that the NASA GRAIL's video of the Moon's far side is a CGI job?
The 8th LROC Planetary Data System (PDS) release includes images acquired between 16 Jun 2011 and 15 Aug 2011. This release includes 83,010 EDR images totaling 8.5 Tbytes and 83,010 CDR images totaling 17 Tbytes worth of data. To date, the LROC team has released to the PDS a total of 586,217 images (EDR) totaling 64.7 Tbytes. The complete LROC PDS archive can be accessed via the URL lroc.sese.asu.edu...
Students at middle schools across the country will be able to get in on the GRAIL mission's spirit of discovery. The satellites will carry special cameras, and during the science phase of the mission, students can send in requests for the cameras to take photos of specific areas on the lunar surface. The images will be posted on the Internet, and students can refer to them as they study highlands, maria, and other features of the Moon's topography.
Originally posted by Hellhound604
The satellites will carry special cameras
Bottom line is: it is a student project, for middle-school children