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2013
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LDEX is ready to launch

September 4, 2013

Set to launch on Friday, September 6th is NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). LADEE will gather information about the lunar atmosphere and the dust environment over a four month mission. The instruments aboard LADEE are an Ultraviolet and Visible light Spectrometer (UVS), a Neutral Mass Spectrometer (NMS), and the Lunar Dust EXperiment […]

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NLSI’s virtual conference about the Moon

July 17, 2013

For several years, NASA’s Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) has hosted the Lunar Science Forum (LSF) at NASA’s Ames Research Center. The LSF is an event dedicated to lunar science covering three topics; Of the Moon, On the Moon, and From the Moon. This year, the conference was held in a virtual format, bringing scientist from […]

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LASP instrument ready for the Moon

July 17, 2013

NASA’s Lunar and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is set to launch in Fall of 2013. LADEE is a robotic mission developed to help characterize both the lunar atmosphere and lunar dust environment. With an approximate mission duration of 160 days, LADEE will gather details about the density, composition, and time variability of the lunar atmosphere […]

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2012
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CCLDAS community celebration focuses in on the Moon

September 24, 2012

Members of the Boulder community joined CCLDAS scientists, staff, and students under the glow of a First Quarter Moon on Saturday evening for the 2012 International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) celebration. The event was an opportunity for the community to view the Moon through a lunar telescope, learn about the latest in lunar science, […]

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Cosmo Quest interviews Dr. Mihály Horányi

August 24, 2012

On August 1, 2012, Dr. Mihály Horányi was interviewed by Cosmo Quest regarding instrumentation aboard the New Horizons and LADEE missions, plasma physics, and lunar and space dust. Horányi discussed the practical reasons for studying plasmas and dusty plasmas experimentally and theoretically, and the various implications to future lunar and space missions. Horányi’s interview can […]

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Space science stars align at CCLDAS New Media workshop

July 25, 2012
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CCLDAS supports largest eclipse-viewing party on record

May 21, 2012
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Weighty video gives new understanding of Moon’s gravity

May 7, 2012
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2011

CCLDAS hosts second annual International Observe the Moon Night

October 9, 2011
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Piquette awarded ARCS Scholarship

September 26, 2011
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