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Attn: SSERVI Team
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Phone: (650) 604-1850
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Yvonne Pendleton
Director
Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute
NASA Ames Research Center
Phone number: (650) 604-4391
yvonne.pendleton@nasa.gov

Greg Schmidt
Deputy Director
International Partnerships
Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute
NASA Ames Research Center
Phone number: (650) 604-2611
gregory.schmidt@nasa.gov

Doris Daou
Associate Director
Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute
NASA Ames Research Center
(650) 604-2021
doris.daou@nasa.gov

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  • Observations of the lunar impact plume from the LCROSS event

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    McMath‐Pierce telescope observed sodium (Na) emission from LCROSS impact on October 9, 2009.When the Lunar Crater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) impacted Cabeus crater on October 9th, it pitched up frozen water along with some sodium, astronomers reported today.

    According to the LCROSS team, the impact event pitched up about 660 pounds of water frozen on the bottom of the crater. NLSI researcher R. M. Killen at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center reported that the plume also contained about 3.3 pounds of sodium chloride.

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The moon is not round, but slightly egg shaped with the large end pointed towards earth.

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