lunar atmosphere

lunar atmosphere

[′lü·nər ′at·mə‚sfir]
(astrophysics)
The volatile elements postulated to have been present on the moon's surface at one time.
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Researchers estimate that, at its peak, the lunar atmosphere was up to Wi times as thick as that of present-day Mars, which has a surface pressure of 0.
NASA briefing topics include: first Earth science results from the agencys camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft; the latest discoveries made by the Mars Curiosity rover; impacts around the world from the current El Nino; and new results from NASAs Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission.
Luna: New Moon is fast-paced political and military sci-fi reading at its best, with the lunar atmosphere adding to a highly charged read replete with twists, turns, and memorable, powerful protagonists.
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) just barely survived one in April 2014, which was a "testament to its great engineering," LRO deputy project scientist Noah Petro at Goddard said.
38 Mass of lunar atmosphere (kg) ~25,000 Surface pressure (atmosphere) 3 x [10.
have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.
Washington, April 19 ( ANI ): Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the Moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, had been flying at increasingly lower altitudes to study how dust is lifted off the lunar surface and what gases comprise the moon's so-called exosphere - the region of space surrounding the airless moon.
I'm hoping we learn more about the moon's dust with results from NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, which launched in September 2013.
LADEE -the acronym for lunar atmosphere and dust environment explorer - is expected to reach the Moon in 30 days and then orbit the celestial minnow for another month, before coming down to an altitude of 20km above the surface.
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) hopes to learn more about the atmosphere and dust while circling the Moon.