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Old 03-17-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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Arrow Lost Russian lunar rover found

Using pictures from Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Phil Stooke from The University of Western Ontario found the tracks and location of the Russian lunar rover Lunokhod 2 which completed a 35 km drive on the moon 37 years ago.

Please read the article and look at the detailed photo here:
http://www.physorg.com/news187977897.html
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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Cool i'd never heard of it before.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:28 PM   #3
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Default Lunokhod 1 has been found!

Lunokhod 1 has been lost since September 14, 1971. Lunokhod 1 was equipped with a French built laser reflector meant to be used with 4 other reflectors to determine the precise orientation of the moon, gain information about tidal distortion of the moon, provide information about the liquid lunar core, to estimate the exact center of the moon and map out the lunar orbit putting Einstein's gravity to the test. The reflector is working very well!

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Old 04-27-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
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It's a bit like a treasure hunt. Cool story. You can park stuff on the moon but then you need to find it again.

And to think it was perfectly parked all that time...let's rename it Marvin.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:11 PM   #5
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There are still laser range reflectors on the moon at Apollo sites.

My dad was part of the Pratt and Whitney team that hand build the little nuclear reactors that run the experiments.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems..._Power_Program

Some of them are still working too..,
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:55 PM   #6
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As I understood the article, the Apollo site reflectors were meant to be used together with the Lunokhod 1 reflectors. All 5 reflectors collect the data that I mentioned in post #3.
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I thought it was parked at a 7-11...

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