Tag Archives: LCROSS
Impact: Space Exploration October 22, 2010
The hypothesis: In the shadows of deep craters that pock the south pole of the Moon there might be ever-frozen water. The experiment: Guide the final stages of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) rocket into one of the craters and crash it into the surface, hopefully sending a plume of dust into [...]
News: Space Exploration March 2, 2010
Last year, in a flurry of “NASA Bombs Moon!” stories, the NASA LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) project deliberately crashed into a deeply shadowed crater to kick up dust and test its contents – looking particularly for water. They found it. [SciTechStory: On the Moon or elsewhere follow the water] The quantities found [...]
News: Space Exploration November 14, 2009
Taking measurements of the impact plume from crashing the used rocket-shell of the LCROSS mission into a crater near the south pole of the Moon, NASA scientists have released the first findings: Yes, there is water on the Moon, and at least in this particular crater, a fair amount of it.