Date: December 20th, 2012
Title: GRAIL: A Smashing Success
Podcaster: Maria Zuber and Nancy Atkinson
Description: The lunar GRAIL mission has now ended as a smashing success! The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory or (GRAIL) mission to the Moon featured twin spacecraft nicknamed Ebb and Flow which have now provide incredible detail of the Moon’s interior and the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body, including Earth.
Bios: NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration.
Dr. Maria Zuber is the GRAIL mission principal investigator and is an expert on planetary and space sciences. She has more than half a dozen NASA missions under her belt and decades of experience unraveling mysteries from Mercury to Mars and beyond. See her full bio here.
Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and is the Senior Editor for Universe Today.
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