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GRAIL Media Teleconference
12.28.11
 

Participants

David Lehman
GRAIL project manager
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, Calif.

Maria Zuber
GRAIL principal investigator
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge


David Lehman
Images

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Lehman-1The twin GRAIL spacecraft are prepared for launch.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LMSS

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Lehman 2GRAIL Launch - September 10, 2011
Image credit: NASA/KSC

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Lehman 3GRAIL's trajectory to moon
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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GRAIL-A's lunar orbit insertion
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/EOSS

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After lunar orbit insertion, a series of maneuvers will be performed over five weeks to reduce the orbital period of GRAIL-A and -B's original elliptical capture orbit from 11.5 hours down to just under two hours.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Maria Zuber
Images

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zuber 1Moon
Image credit: NASA

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zuber 2Apollo 16 commander John Young on lunar surface
Image credit: NASA

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zuber 3Near and far side of the moon
Image credit: NASA

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zuber 4Topography of the near side (left) and far side (right) of moon. On the map white and red colors represent high terrains and blue and purple are low terrains.
Image credit: NASA/GSFC/MIT/LOLA

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zuber 5Artist's concept of lunar interior and exterior
Image credit: NASA

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GRAIL animation
Image credit: NASA

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zuber 7MoonKAM's field-of-view
Image credit: NASA

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zuber 8GRAIL mission's MoonKAM website URL

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