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„Return to the Moon, but when and how…
As with Real Estate on Earth, on the Moon location is everything. Shackleton crater (upper left) hosts a hoary frost clinging to its permanently shadowed interior, and the Moon’s south pole resides on its rim. HDTV still captured by Japan’s SELENE-1 (Kaguya) November 17, 2007; Malapert Massif – part of the mountainous rim of South Pole-Aitken basin – stands sentinel under a waning Moon, with east Asia, Australia, the western Pacific and Antarctica on an Earth waxing full visible is the background [JAXA/NHK/SELENE].
David Darling

When Eugene Cernan, commander of the Apollo 17 mission, headed back up the ladder of the Lunar Module on December 14, 1972, he became the last human to date to walk on the Moon. Almost every U.S. Administration since that time has announced America’s intention to go back to our nearest celestial neighbor and establish a permanent presence there, but more than 40 years have gone by since the last bootprint was made in the lunar dust. What are the prospects for a return any time soon?

Read the full article, HERE.
thx at Lunar Networks

Van Allen Probes New View of the Radiation Belts

Van Allen Probes New View of the Radiation Belts

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This visualization is constructed from some of the first data from the Van Allen Probes (formerly RBSP).

The belts are constructed from particle samples by the probes as they pass through the belt, so each 3-D snapshot corresponds to the outward or inward portion of the probes‘ orbit.

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Video: Previously Undetected Radiation Belt Revealed

ATLAS Experiment |why the shutdown?

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The Large Hadron Collider has now entered its first long shutdown. But why? Why stop a machine that is working so well?

Join +CERN experts in this "Hangout with CERN" broadcast live on Thursday 28 February at 17:00 CET, on CERN’s Google+ and YouTube pages, with a recording later available on YouTube.

You can post questions in advance in the comments below or on Twitter to @CERN with the hashtag #askCERN . We’ll pick the best ones to answer and we may even invite you to participate in the live hangout!

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