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Solving A 37-Year Old Space Mystery
SPX via Space Travel ^ | 3/16/2010 | SPX via Space Travel

Posted on 03/16/2010 9:10:38 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

A researcher from The University of Western Ontario has helped solve a 37-year old space mystery using lunar images released yesterday by NASA and maps from his own atlas of the moon. Phil Stooke, a professor cross appointed to Western's Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Geography, published a major reference book on lunar exploration in 2007 entitled, "The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration."

Yesterday, images and data from Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) were posted. The LRO, scheduled for a one year exploration mission about 31 miles above the lunar surface, will produce a comprehensive map, search for resources and potential safe landing sites and measure lunar temperatures and radiation levels.

Using his atlas and the NASA images, Stooke pinpointed the exact location of the Russian rover Lunokhod 2, discovering tracks left by the lunar sampler 37 years ago after it made a 35-kilometre trek. The journey was the longest any robotic rover has ever been driven on another celestial body.

As soon as the NASA photos were released, scientists around the world, including Stooke, began work to locate the rover. Stooke set up a searchable image database and located the photograph he needed, among thousands of others

(Excerpt) Read more at space-travel.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events; Russia; Technical
KEYWORDS: astronomy; lro; lunar; lunarexploration; lunarsurface; lunokhod; lunokhod2; moon; nasa; ontario; orbiter; philstooke; planetarygeology; reconnaissance; satellite; sovietspaceprogram; spacetravel; stooke; university; uwo; western
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1 posted on 03/16/2010 9:10:38 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

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Wait until they find the Cosmonauts who got stuck up there.


2 posted on 03/16/2010 9:12:09 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory; it is better to perish than to live a slave)
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To: sonofstrangelove

...I guess the mystery was: where’s the rover?


3 posted on 03/16/2010 9:14:56 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: Touch Not the Cat

LOL


4 posted on 03/16/2010 9:15:55 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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5 posted on 03/16/2010 9:18:41 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

A very old thread.

Lost in Space (What really happened to Russia’s missing cosmonauts?)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2048540/posts


6 posted on 03/16/2010 9:21:59 PM PDT by racing fan
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To: racing fan

It was just posted today.


7 posted on 03/16/2010 9:28:17 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

The date says July 20, 2008.


8 posted on 03/16/2010 9:32:17 PM PDT by racing fan
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To: racing fan

Solving A 37-Year Old Space Mystery
London, Canada (SPX) Mar 17, 2010


9 posted on 03/16/2010 9:33:38 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

I was referring to the link I posted.


10 posted on 03/16/2010 9:34:16 PM PDT by racing fan
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To: racing fan

The article was posted on March,17,2010


11 posted on 03/16/2010 9:34:58 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: racing fan

I thought you meant the article.


12 posted on 03/16/2010 9:35:26 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

The Solving of a 37 Year Old Mystery is today, but the other one Lost in Space (What really happened to Russia’s missing cosmonauts?) is dated 2008.


13 posted on 03/16/2010 9:36:27 PM PDT by racing fan
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To: racing fan

Ok.


14 posted on 03/16/2010 9:37:30 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

“The journey was the longest any robotic rover has ever been driven on another celestial body.”
It appears that roving hands and Russian fingers
have already long been driven crazy all over many celestial bodies.


15 posted on 03/16/2010 9:38:05 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: bunkerhill7

It was innovative at the time. Lunokhod One and Two was the first roving remote-controlled devices to land on another celestial body.During the lunar nights, the lid was closed and a polonium-210 radioisotope heater unit kept the internal components at operating temperature.


17 posted on 03/16/2010 9:42:13 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

bflr


18 posted on 03/16/2010 9:44:23 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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bflr

Ditto.

19 posted on 03/16/2010 10:04:24 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

What mystery are they talking about? Was there somebody who did not know where the rover was?

I think what he did was to find the rover in among the newly released pictures. BD! What was the mystery?


20 posted on 03/16/2010 10:09:37 PM PDT by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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