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LRO Press Release and Press Conference
P Hayne
post Sep 18 2009, 01:06 AM
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Here is a video of the press conference today (9/17/2009):

And here is a link to the press release:

A link to the fascinating results for the south polar region from the instrument I work on, Diviner:

Within the permanently shadowed regions near the lunar poles, Diviner has recorded the what could be the coldest natural temperatures in the Solar System. Further mapping by LRO, along with the results from LCROSS, may reveal important volatiles like water and possibly organic molecules are trapped in these frigid confines.

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post Sep 19 2009, 02:09 AM
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The Diviner images are very interesting. I noticed that on channel 8 you can see details of the shadowed areas of the polar craters. I wonder if anyone has seen any features that are suggestive of ice deposits? I'm tempted to say that some of those south pole craters look a bit icy, but it could be just wishful thinking on my part.
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- P Hayne   LRO Press Release and Press Conference   Sep 18 2009, 01:06 AM
- - marsbug   Many thanks! If I could bombard you with quest...   Sep 18 2009, 01:01 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Just in case you're getting tired of all that ...   Sep 19 2009, 02:00 AM
- - MCS   The Diviner images are very interesting. I noticed...   Sep 19 2009, 02:09 AM
- - John Moore   Simply wonderful views from the thermal science --...   Sep 19 2009, 12:25 PM
- - remcook   It's amazing how much they look like normal im...   Sep 19 2009, 06:28 PM
|- - John Moore   QUOTE (remcook @ Sep 19 2009, 07:28 PM) I...   Sep 20 2009, 01:11 PM
- - MCS   Shoemaker crater is one crater that looks possibly...   Sep 22 2009, 12:08 AM
- - John Moore   Might check out this interesting Nature article (o...   Sep 22 2009, 12:16 PM
- - MCS   I overlooked the LEND graphic. If I'm interpre...   Sep 22 2009, 11:21 PM
- - Stu   QUOTE (MCS @ Sep 22 2009, 01:08 AM) NASA ...   Sep 23 2009, 01:55 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Now I see why it's called TWIT - pic. Phil   Sep 23 2009, 04:25 PM
- - Stu   Not a "Clangers" fan then.   Sep 23 2009, 04:33 PM
- - Juramike   Space.com article: http://www.space.com/scienceas...   Sep 24 2009, 12:18 AM
- - MCS   Thanks for the link, Juramike. I didn't see an...   Sep 24 2009, 01:45 AM
- - Fran Ontanaya   Studying the past solar cycles by looking at the l...   Sep 24 2009, 08:44 AM
- - Mirek   Media Briefing on Latest Results from LRO NASA wi...   Aug 19 2010, 02:49 AM
- - Stu   Ooh! Ooh! I hope it's another announce...   Aug 19 2010, 05:27 AM
- - Hungry4info   Apparently the moon has been shrinking, driving cr...   Aug 19 2010, 06:16 PM
- - Hungry4info   Also, quite a bit was discussed about an LRO exten...   Aug 20 2010, 04:43 AM
- - Hungry4info   Media Briefing to Feature More Results from Lunar ...   Sep 15 2010, 05:58 PM
- - Hungry4info   NASA'S Lunar Spacecraft Completes Exploration ...   Sep 16 2010, 12:32 AM

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