Grail Twins Make Impact With Moon

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Ebb and Flow spacecraft crashed into the Moon last Monday. They were the first spacecraft dedicated to studying the Moons gravitational field. The spacecraft have produced a tremendous amount of data. We now know that he Moon is more beat up than previously imagined and that the crust is much thinner than thought. Here we look at some of the accomplishments of the GRAIL mission.

The spacecraft were purposely sent into the moon because after successful prime and extended science missions, their low orbit and low fuel levels preclude further scientific operations. The mission has helped scientists learn about the moon’s internal structure and composition in unprecedented detail.

 

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