Re: Smart 1 will crash on the moon

From: rfenske@swri.org
Date: Wed Jan 18 2006 - 18:35:55 EST

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    On Wed, 18 Jan 2006, Tristan Cools wrote:
    
    > I believe a previous impact observation attempt resulted in zero 
    > observations, although it crashed into the polar regions.(can't recall its 
    > name however)
    
     	That was the Lunar Prospector mission.  The reported negative 
    observations were specifically for the spectroscopic signature of water/ice.
    I don't know if anyone ever tried a visual observation of the impact.
    
    
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