International Lunar Exploration Awards 2008

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ILEWG and the Lunar Explorers Society (Lunex) has announced the winners of the International Lunar Exploration Awards 2008, at the LEAG-ICEUM10-SRR conference, Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The ILEWG Awards celebrate the top lunar achievements in science, technology, international cooperation, community service, commerce and outreach. The Lunex YLE Award is given to an entity promoting lunar exploration among young lunar explorers.

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Great 3d movie from the Tycho crater available

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Take a look at this 3d video recorded by Kaguya – the quality is awsome! Here are a few links:

Enjoy!

Orbiting the Moon

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After a long period with very low activity around the Moon, a multitude of robotic lunar exploration projects have been been launched the last years, and even more missions are coming in the near future. The roboti exploration party started in the 90’s with Hiten (1990) from JAXA and Clementine (1994) and Lunar Prospector (1998) from NASA, and they were followed up by Smart-1 (2003) from ESA. Data from these missions have among other things been used to produce accurate gravity maps, mineral distribution maps and medium resolution surface maps. 

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