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NASA eClips™: Moon Dirt
February 1, 2012

Target: Grades 6-8

Length: 5 minutes 15 seconds

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In the future, NASA could set up an outpost on the moon. One of the issues they would face would be how to dig dirt on the moon. Unlike dirt found here on Earth, moon dirt is razor sharp and very fine, so researchers must design a machine that can dig moon dirt without destroying the machine. This NASA video takes you behind the scenes at the NASA lunar backhoe competition where researchers compete to find out who has made the most efficient machine.
 

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