Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)

A satellite that slammed into a crater at the Moon's south pole in 2009. The impact scattered debris high above the lunar surface. Another lunar craft and telescopes on Earth observed the impact and discovered that the material it excavated included water, confirming earlier observations that shaded craters at the poles could contain large amounts of water ice.

Radio Programs

Moon and Regulus Beating up the surface of the Moon Sunday, December 22, 2013
Weekend Lineup Prospecting for water on two worlds Friday, February 26, 2010
LCROSS Digging holes on the Moon Thursday, October 8, 2009
LCROSS Digging for water on the Moon Thursday, April 23, 2009
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter A first step on the road to the Moon Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Featured Images

Back to the Moon Monday, June 15, 2009


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