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  • March 6, 2008

    Episode 149: Shoot the Moon

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    A mission to the Moon will search for water. Scientists would like to know if the Moon does have residual water, as hinted at by earlier missions. The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite will send an impactor into a dark crater at the Moon's south pole. Instruments will measure the plume produced by the impact to see what materials are present, looking particularly for water. LCROSS will launch in October 2008 and the impact will take place early in 2009.