The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is currently under study for launch in 2013 on a Minotaur-V. LADEE is designed to characterize the tenuous lunar atmosphere and dust environment from orbit.

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  • NLSI’s team at Brown/MIT finds new rock type on the Moon

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    “These are very unusual areas,” said NLSI team member Carle Pieters, a planetary geologist at Brown University in Providence, R.I., who reported the finding November 2 at a meeting of the Geological Society of America.

    Pieters has dubbed the new rock type OOS, because it is rich in the minerals orthopyroxene, olivine and [...]

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The distance to the Moon is measured to a precision of a few centimeters by bouncing laser beams off reflectors placed there by the Apollo astronauts.

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