Latest News About NASA's Grail Moon Gravity Mission

NASA's twin Grail spacecraft will orbit the moon to study the lunar gravity field. The two lunar satellites are intended to improve scientific understanding of the moon’s formation and evolution.
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How the Moon Got Its Lemon Shape
Full Moon Over Juarez, Mexico, by Anthony Lopez
July 30th, 2014
Tidal forces exerted during the solar system's youth can explain most of the moon's large-scale topography, including its slight lemon shape, reports the study, which was published online today (July 30) in the journal Nature.
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NASA HD Moon Map Reveals Lunar North Pole Like Never Before (Photo)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mosaic
March 19th, 2014
The new mosaic — which was captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter — resolves features as small as 6.5 feet, providing information that could be used for landing-site scouting or to answer various questions about the lunar surface.
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Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin Talks Mars and Moon with Replay of Live Event
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin faces the American flag during NASA's historic Apollo 11 moon landing mission, which touched down on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.
July 14th, 2014
On Monday, Aldrin will participate in a live Google Hangout with, discussing the upcoming 45 th anniversary of his historic Apollo 11 moon mission, the future of lunar exploration and other topics.
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RIP LADEE: NASA Moon Probe Crashes Into Lunar Surface
NASA's LADEE Spacecraft
April 18th, 2014
The space agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (LADEE) made its planned crash into the lunar surface between 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT) and 1:22 a.m. EDT (0522 GMT) on April 18 after orbiting the moon since October 2.
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NASA's Robotic Lander Morpheus Soars in Test Flight (Video)
Morpheus takes off
February 13th, 2014
NASA's next robotic moon lander Morpheus successfully completed its fifth free-flight test this week.
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China's 1st Moon Lander May Cause Trouble for NASA Lunar Dust Mission
China's Chang'e 3 Moon Rover
November 21st, 2013
China's mission to robotically land on the moon next month is sure to stir up lunar dust, but it may also cause a political dustup too.
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Russia Eyes Soyuz Upgrades for Mission Around the Moon
Soyuz Crew Capsule
June 16th, 2014
Space tourism firm Space Adventures says two customers have paid deposits for a flight around the moon on a Soyuz spacecraft, but the trip requires major changes to the Russian crew capsule, a vehicle that has seen only incremental upgrades recently.
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NASA Moon Probe Will Bite the Lunar Dust Soon: What It Taught Us
NASA's LADEE Spacecraft
April 17th, 2014
A NASA probe orbiting the moon will literally bite the lunar dust within the next week or so when it crashes into the moon's far side.
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