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LRO Spectrometer Detects Helium in Moon’s Atmosphere

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Artist’s rendering of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Scientists using the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) spectrometer aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have made the first spectroscopic observations of the noble gas helium in the tenuous atmosphere surrounding the moon….
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August 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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