Sunday, April 19, 2009

LCROSS target "E" named for Fred Whipple

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has designated the crater on the Moon, LCROSS target crater "E," second closest to the lunar North Pole after popular British astronomer and writer Fred Whipple (1906-2004).

Hat Tip to Danny Caes and Jim Mosher
via LPOD and the LCROSS Observation Group.

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