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NASA spacecraft puts moon in new focus

Images from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter show fine details of lunar surface

12:51pm, June 22, 2011

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After buzzing around the moon for two years, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has beamed more than 192 terabytes of data back to its home planet — more than all the printed information contained in the U.S. Library of Congress, says project scientist Richard Vondrak of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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