Wednesday, November 11, 2009

LCROSS science briefing Friday

Cabeus (84.9°S, 324.5E) and it's permanent-endarkened interior, whose mysteries were plumbed by LCROSS, Oct. 9. Despite shallow reporting (long since moved on) of a "dud" after an attempt by NASA to "bomb" the Moon, rumors abound of a strange brew whiffed in the resulting plume, including a hint of Mercury. [JAXA/SELENE Terrain Camera].

NASA will hold a news conference Friday to talk about early science results from its successful moon impacting mission, the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). The satellite gained worldwide attention when it plunged into a crater near the moon's south pole on Oct. 9.

The briefing from NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., will begin at 1700 UT, Friday, November 13, broadcast live on NASA TV and the agency's Web site.

For NASA-TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit HERE.

Panelists include Doug Cooke, associate administrator of the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist for Exploration Systems at NASA Headquarters, Anthony Colaprete, LCROSS project scientist and principal investigator from NASA-Ames Research Center, and Greg Delory, senior fellow, Space Sciences Laboratory and Center for Integrative Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley

For information about the LCROSS mission, visit:


Chrystal K. said...

How exciting!

Joel Raupe said...

Very exciting. We've been waiting a decade for these details, to explain what was observed by Lunar Prospector in 1999. It's definitely a New Moon.