Moon probes set for smashing end | Atom & Cosmos | Science News

Moon probes set for smashing end | Atom & Cosmos | Science News

via Moon probes set for smashing end | Atom & Cosmos | Science News.

GRAIL consists of two washing machine–sized probes named Ebb and Flow. Launched in September 2011, they arrived in January and completed their main task of mapping lunar gravity between March and May. GRAIL’s discoveries include the fact that the moon’s crust is thinner and more fractured by meteorite impacts than scientists had suspected (SN Online: 12/6/12).

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