NASA Spacecraft Begins Collecting Lunar Atmosphere Data | NASA

NASA\’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer LADEE is ready to begin collecting science data about the moon.On Nov. 20, the spacecraft successfully entered its planned orbit around the moon\’s equator — a unique position allowing the small probe to make frequent passes from lunar day to lunar night. This will provide a full scope of the changes and processes occurring within the moon\’s tenuous atmosphere.LADEE now orbits the moon about every two hours at an altitude of eight to 37 miles 12-60 kilometers above the moon\’s surface. For about 100 days, the spacecraft will gather detailed informati

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