GRAIL Lunar mission

1st Student Selected MoonKAM Pictures Look Inspiringly Home to Earth

by Ken Kremer March 22, 2012

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 – and all of Humanity – barely rising above the pockmarked terrain of the […]

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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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GRAIL Sends Back First Video of the Moon’s Far Side

by Nancy Atkinson February 1, 2012

A first look from GRAIL, showing the lunar far side! A camera aboard ‘Ebb’ — one of NASA’s twin Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) lunar spacecraft has returned its first unique view of the far side of the Moon. The camera is the MoonKAM, which is part of a special program for students to […]

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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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Dazzling Photos of the International Space Station Crossing the Moon!

by Ken Kremer January 6, 2012

Has the International Space Station (ISS) secretly joined NASA’s newly arrived GRAIL lunar twins orbiting the Moon? No – but you might think so gazing at these dazzling new images of the Moon and the ISS snapped by a NASA photographer yesterday (Jan. 4) operating from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Check out […]

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