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List of Questions and Answers
Answered by the NASA Lunar Science Institute

What causes an eclipse of the moon?
Answered by Doris Daou of the NASA Lunar Science Institute

Why does the moon look like it changes?
Answered by Doris Daou of the NASA Lunar Science Institute

Why doesn’t the moon fall down?
Answered by Doris Daou of the NASA Lunar Science Institute

SSERVI Science Teams

  • 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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Five nations have placed scientific spacecraft in orbit around the Moon: U.S., U.S.S.R (now Russia), Japan, China, and India.

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