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Return to the Moon
Impact! Credit: Canada France Hawaii Telescope 2006
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This contour map of the flash after Smart-1's impace, so bright that it is saturated, shows that the North (top) and South (bottom) of the flash are not identical. There is a clear elongation on the South side in the direction of the motion. Credit: Canada France Hawaii Telescope 2006
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A mosaic of 15 exposures starting with the one at the time of the flash. Credit: CFHT
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ILAL
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Astrobiologist's suitcase Credit: Aaron Gronstal
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The bulky spacesuits used during the Apollo missions will need to be modified for future Moon missions in order to increase astronaut mobility.
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New spacesuit technologies will help future astronauts navigate the rugged and dusty terrain of the Moon's surface.
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Marius Dettmer, Ph.D. student in Kinesiology (left), demonstrates the suspension system used by Melissa Scott-Pandorf, Ph.D student, in her research on stability and locomotion. Credit: University of Houston
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ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft arrived arrived in lunar orbit in November of 2004. After collecting data for two years, the spacecraft ended its mission by impacting with the lunar surface in September of 2006.
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During the Apollo 15 mission, astronauts attempted to drill holes into
the lunar soil and collect information about the subsurface temperature
of the Moon.
Credit: NASA
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Artist's image of the SMART-1 spacecraft visiting the moon.
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A mosaic of the lunar south pole from SMART-1´ Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment. Credit: ESA
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After the initial robotic stages of lunar exploration, humans will eventually be able to maintain a permanent presence.
Credit: NASA Glenn Research Center
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NASA's LCROSS mission will confirm the presence or absence of water ice in a permanently shadowed crater at the moon's south pole.
Credit: NASA Ames
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LRO will use its six instruments collecting detailed information about the lunar environment from a low polar orbit.
Credit: NASA
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Demonstrations of lunar equipment at Mauna Kea showed how oxygen can be extracted from soil. Photo: Laura Kinoshita
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SCARAB will carry a drill specifically designed to penetrate the harsh lunar soil and an on-board lab for small-scale oxygen production. Photo: NASA/PISCES/UH Hilo
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Danny Spina of Jacobs Engineering drives the Cratos rover, protected from high winds and dust at the test site. Note the use of a Playstation controller. Photo: Laura Kinoshita
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Scientists and engineers demonstrate the outpost-sized hydrogen reduction process that could produce oxygen from lunar soil. Photo: Laura Kinoshita
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The newly developed building material is composed of a lunar rock-like material mixed with powdered aluminum, and can be molded into any shape. Credit: Virginia Tech
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The Apollo missions inspired a generation, but was humanity running before it could walk? Image credit: NASA Johnson Space Center.
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SAR
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05/23/09
Northpolar
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05/23/09
Greenhouse
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05/23/09
Lunareclipse
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06/14/09

Wheat
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07/15/09
triticale
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07/15/09
LROEagle
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07/18/09
buzzaldrin
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07/18/09
apollolandings
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07/18/09

AitkenBasin
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LCROSS Results
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02/17/10
moonwater craters
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03/29/10
LCROSS plume
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03/29/10
Kaguya Image
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04/10/10

Rover parking
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04/26/10
SovietRover
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04/26/10
Laserbeam
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04/26/10
MoonHumnvee
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05/09/10
geologic map LRO
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LRO Topo
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LRO mosaic
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09/18/10
Future moon base
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09/22/10
LRO Diviner
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10/23/10
LRO Diviner Brightness
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10/23/10

Moon regolith surface
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lunar core
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01/08/11
Passive Seismic Experiment
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01/08/11
LCROSS Centaur impact
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lunar vapor Centaur impact
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