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The Moon in HD

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter orbit will make a high-resolution map of the composition of the lunar surface and seek out potential sources of water-ice that may exist in the bottom of dark polar craters. If found, water ice could be a used by astronauts to make fuel, air and perhaps grow food on the Moon.


The mission is a key step in NASA's plan to send astronauts back to the Moon.


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