lunar crater


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lunar crater

[′lü·nər ′krād·ər]
(astronomy)
A crater on the moon's surface.
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We don't know, for example, whether or not all lunar craters have as much water in them.
Scientist Anthony Colaprete said: "The concentration and distribution of water and other substances requires further analysis, but it is now safe to say the lunar crater holds water.
lt;div class="caption">This artist's rendering released by NASA shows the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite as it crashed into the moon to test for the presence of water last month.
says testing on NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LACROSS, is several months ahead of schedule.
The Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) will carry the Ocean Optics equipment, affectionately dubbed "ALICE," to help analyze the makeup of the lunar craters with the goal of locating water below the moon's surface.
On April 23, 1994, about 100 amateur astronomers claimed to have seen a darkening of the moon lasting 40 minutes near the edge of the bright lunar crater Aristarchus.
The lunar crash is part of NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission to search for water on the moon.
Discovering molecular hydrogen on the moon was a surprise result from NASA's Lunar Crater Observation Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission, which crash-landed the LCROSS satellite's spent Centaur rocket at 5,600 miles per hour into the Cabeus crater in the permanently shadowed region of the moon.
Between them they recognised, as others had done before, that there were significant differences between the craters of the Moon and terrestrial calderas, especially in scale; and they set out to explain those differences and advance a coherent theory of lunar crater formation by volcanic means.
Pictures of the crash were supposed to be beamed by the second probe Lcross - short for Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite.
IMPACT Two NASA spacecraft are barreling toward the moon at twice the speed of a bullet, about to crash into a lunar crater in a search for ice.
The space probe is called LCROSS, short for Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite.