December 14, 2012
NASA to Crash Two Spacecraft into the Moon
Irene Klotz, Reuters
NASA plans to crash a pair of small robotic science probes into the moon next week as part of a yearlong mission to learn what lies beneath the lunar surface, officials said on Thursday.
The twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRaIL) spacecraft will make suicidal plunges on Monday into a mountain near the moon's north pole, a site selected to avoid the chance of hitting any of the Apollo or other lunar relics.
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