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Dark Side of the Moon Revealed: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's LAMP Image

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Dark Side of the Moon Revealed: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's LAMP Image

Post  Jackie (Admin) on Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:24 am


"ScienceDaily (Jan. 13, 2012) — New maps produced by the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal features at the Moon's northern and southern poles in regions that lie in perpetual darkness. LAMP, developed by Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), uses a novel method to peer into these so-called permanently shadowed regions (PSRs), making visible the invisible. LAMP's principal investigator is Dr. Alan Stern, associate vice president of the SwRI Space Science and Engineering Division..."

An image is included in the article:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120113210608.htm

A link to the image is located here :

http://www.swri.org/press/2012/lamp.htm#axzz1jXbdUnYW


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