NASA lunar spacecraft complete prime mission ahead of schedule
The GRAIL mission has gathered unprecedented detail about the internal structure and evolution of the Moon.— Published: May 30, 2012
A NASA mission to study the Moon from crust to core has completed its prime mission earlier than expected. The team of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, with twin probes named Ebb and Flow, is now preparing for extended science operations starting August 30 and continuing through December 3, 2012.
The GRAIL mission has gathered unprecedented detail about the internal structure and evolution of the Moon. This information will increase our knowledge of how Earth and its rocky neighbors in the inner solar system developed into the diverse worlds we see today.
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