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Moon crash produces much data, little drama

July 22, 2018
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Scientists said NASA’s moon-smashing mission produced enough data on Friday to address questions about lunar water ice — but the crash didn’t come close to meeting public expectations as a cosmic fireworks show. (MSNBC — 10 October, 2009)
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A NASA spacecraft smashed into the moon at twice the speed of a bullet as part of a mission aimed at blasting up signs of water ice. (MSNBC — 9 October, 2009)
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The orbiting sister spacecraft to two NASA probes that slammed into the moon last week has beamed home images and temperature maps of the two intentional crashes. (MSNBC — 13 October, 2009)
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A piece of a satellite slammed into a Moon crater Friday morning in the hopes of kicking up debris for analysis. (New York Times — 10 October, 2009)
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In a brute-force search for lunar ice, NASA sent two spacecraft crashing to the moon Friday in a $79 million attempt to blast out suspected ice-bearing soil for detailed analysis. (CNET News.com — 10 October, 2009)
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Scientists are hoping for a literal slam dunk with NASA’s upcoming Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS mission — an event to be observed by a coordinated network of Earth and space-based equipment. (MSNBC — 8 October, 2009)
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For those wanting something flashy, the moon thud was a dud. (Washington Post — 10 October, 2009)
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America is returning to the moon — violently. A rocket booster and a small spacecraft will crash into the moon Friday morning at 5,600 mph. The Earth’s satellite will have two new craters. Featured Advertiser National Geographic Channel New Series Follows Alaska State Troopers They?re the first line of defense in the last frontier. Alaska State Troopers, a new series, premieres Wednesday at 10P e/p on Nat Geo. Learn more at www.natgeotv.com/alaskastatetroopers Ads by Pheedo (Washington Post — 9 October, 2009)
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NASA plans to make a big splash on Oct. 9 when its LCROSS lunar probe smashes into a crater on the south side of the moon. But there have been other crashes in and from space too. (MSNBC — 8 October, 2009)
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