Scientific Colloquium
April 23, 2010

"Results from the LCROSS Experiment"

On October 9, 2009, at approximately 11:31:19 UTC the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Centaur impacted within about 150 meters of the planned target on the Moon.  The impact resulted in an ejecta cloud that was observed to expand to over 10 km across and to a height of more than 10 km above the surface.  All instruments on the LCROSS spacecraft performed well and a wealth of data was collected.  All portions of the impact, including the flash, ejecta curtain and resulting crater, were observed.   From the data the presence of water was confirmed, as was the presence of several other compounds.  In this presentation an overview of the results will be presented.

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