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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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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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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Moon Surprise: Lunar Craters Are Bigger on Near Side
Using a precision formation-flying technique, the twin GRAIL spacecraft maps the moon's gravity field, as depicted in this artist's rendering.
November 7th, 2013
The near side of the moon hosts larger impact basins than the satellite's far side, and the explanation lies in long-ago temperature differences between the two hemispheres, a new study suggests.
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NASA's New Moon Probe Begins Final Leg of Lunar Trek
LADEE Above Lunar Sunset Artist's Concept
October 1st, 2013
NASA's newest lunar probe is gearing up to fly into orbit around the moon. The space agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is in its third and final orbit around Earth.
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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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Going Back to the Moon Could Settle Questions about Lunar Origin
Aldrin salutes flag
October 17th, 2013
in order to truly answer the unsolved mysteries of the moon's origin, new missions to retrieve samples of the lunar surface and return them to Earth will be needed, one scientist said.
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