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Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)

Apollo exploration of the Moon Moon Facts: Learn more about the Moon, why we want to explore it further, and how LCROSS will help us to do so.
Clementine probe Clementine: The Clementine spacecraft was the first mission to provide possible evidence of water ice within some of the Moon's craters.
Lunar Prospector Lunar Prospector: In addition to mapping the Moon's surface composition, measuring lunar gravity and magnetism, and studying outgassing events, this tiny spacecraft provided the first direct evidence of water ice at the Moon's poles.
LRO image Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: an unmanned mission to create a comprehensive atlas of the Moon’s features and resources to aid in the design of a lunar outpost.
Visit the NASA LRO Mission Site @
logo for the Moon Mineralogy Mapper The Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) is a state-of-the-art imaging spectrometer which will give scientists their first opportunity to examine lunar mineralogy at high spatial and spectral resolution.

Visit the NASA LCROSS Mission Site @

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Last Updated: October 2010