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What is LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer?

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The LADEE spacecraft gathered detailed information about the ultra-thin lunar atmosphere, where it comes from, how it changes and what that means for the Moon’s surface and resources. Once the presence of significant amounts of water ice on the Moon…

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NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Finds Neon in Lunar Atmosphere

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The moon’s thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its intense glow. While scientists have speculated on the presence of neon in the lunar atmosphere for decades, NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust…

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NASA’s LRO Spacecraft Captures Images of LADEE’s Impact Crater

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NASA’S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. “The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team recently developed a…

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