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NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map

05/12/2012

NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body.

    The new map, created by the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, is allowing scientists to learn about the moon's internal structure and composition in unprecedented detail. Data from the two washing machine-sized spacecraft also will provide a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed and evolved.

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