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A Celebration of the Moon

Posted: January 4, 2012 by Mr Bilton in Gallery, Physics, Space
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The US Space Agency NASA has succeeded in placing a set of twin satellites in orbit around the moon. The satellites, called the Grail Twins, are set to map gravity variations across the surface of our nearest neighbour.

This will allow scientists to understand the formation of the moon in more detail, and even to test recent suggestions that Earth may once have had two moons.

So, to celebrate this here are some pictures showing different aspects of a very familiar face.

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