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GRAIL's Final Resting Spot

 
 
GRAIL's Final Resting Spot
These maps of Earth's moon highlight the region where the twin spacecraft of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will impact on Dec. 17, marking the end of its successful endeavor to map the moon's gravity. The two washing-machine-sized spacecraft, named Ebb and Flow, will impact at an unnamed mountain near the moon's North Pole.

These maps are from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Credit: NASA/GSFC


Credit: NASA/GSFC

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Last Updated: 10 Sep 2011