Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lunar Orbiter Spies Remnants of Soviet Moon Missions

Isn't this the week for interesting astronomy news.

Nasa recently released images taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter featuring the remains of old Soviet lunar soil sample missions. Pretty cool!

I guess you'd really have to know what you're looking for, and where to find it. Even so, the Soviets really knew their way around a moon mission. Their unmanned robots flew to the moon, then returned to earth with their soil samples. And do so in really cool Lost-in-Space Style!

Well done.

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