nyt7 - principal investigator, Anthony Colaprete was very...

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Akber Malik Due November 6, 2009 NYT 7: In Test of Water on Moon, Craft Hits Bull’s-Eye The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (Lcross) was launched by scientists from California and made impact on the moon at exactly the two spots the scientists were aiming for. Initial images both from Lcross and from telescopes on Earth failed to capture the expected plumes of debris on the moon caused by the two impacts. The first impact struck the bottom of a crater, and a second piece followed four minutes behind sending observations of the first impact before slamming into the same crater. While many observers were disappointed not to see images of visible plumes from the moon transmitted live from the spacecraft, the mission’s
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Unformatted text preview: principal investigator, Anthony Colaprete was very satisfied. The craft was launched to look for water ice hidden beneath the crater in its perpetual darkness and frigidness. Previous projects have already confirmed the presence of hydrogen deep within craters near the moons poles; hydrogen is most likely in the form of water. Its possible that the craft hit an area in the crater such that debri wasnt tossed high enough for it to reach sunlight; thus not being seen. Over the next few days and weeks, the team in charge of this project will look at the results and build a case for water or against water....
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2010 for the course HISTORY v55 taught by Professor Lui during the Spring '10 term at Art Inst. KC.

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