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1st Student Selected MoonKAM Pictures Look Inspiringly Home to Earth

by Ken Kremer March 22, 2012

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter The first student selected photos of the Moon’s surface snapped by NASA’s new pair of student named Lunar Mapping orbiters – Ebb & Flow – have just been beamed back and show an eerie view looking back to the Home Planet […]

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Twin NASA Science Probes Start Lunar Gravity Mapping

by Ken Kremer March 8, 2012

NASA’s twin lunar orbiting GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) spacecraft christened Ebb and Flow have kicked off their science collection phase aimed at precisely mapping our Moon’s gravity field, interior composition and evolution, the science team informed Universe Today. “GRAIL’s science mapping phase officially began Tuesday (March 6) and we are collecting science data,” […]

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America’s Youth Christen NASA’s Twin New Lunar Craft – Ebb & Flow

by Ken Kremer January 18, 2012

A classroom of America’s Youth from an elementary school in Bozeman, Montana submitted the stellar winning entry in NASA’s nationwide student essay contest to rename the twin GRAIL lunar probes that just achieved orbit around our Moon on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2012 “Ebb” & “Flow” – are the dynamic duo’s official […]

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Student Alert: GRAIL Naming Contest – Essay Deadline November 11

by Ken Kremer September 29, 2011

Student Alert ! – Here’s your once in a lifetime chance to name Two NASA robots speeding at this moment to the Moon on a super science mission to map the lunar gravity field. They were successfully launched from the Earth to the Moon on September 10, 2011. Right now the robots are called GRAIL […]

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GRAIL Twins Awesome Launch Videos – A Journey to the Center of the Moon

by Ken Kremer September 11, 2011

Video caption: NASA’s twin GRAIL spacecraft blast off atop a Delta II Heavy booster at 9:08 a.m. EDT on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission to explore the moon in unprecedented detail. Be sure to check out these awesome launch videos showing the Delta II Heavy rocket blasting off with […]

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