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  • Model Helps Search for Moon Dust Fountains


    NLSI’s DREAM team modelers help search for Moon dust fountains In exploration, sometimes you find more than what you’re looking for, including things that shouldn’t be there. As the Apollo 17 astronauts orbited over the night side of the moon, with the sun just beneath the horizon right before orbital “sunrise,” Eugene Cernan prepared to make observations of sunlight scattered by the sun’s thin outer atmosphere and interplanetary dust from comets and collisions between asteroids.

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The Apollo missions brought back 842 pounds of lunar samples to analyze in labs on Earth.

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