NASA radar flying aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft is giving scientists their first look inside the moon’s coldest, darkest craters. The Mini-SAR instrument, a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar sent back images of the floors of permanently-shadowed polar craters on the moon that aren’t visible from Earth. Scientists are using the instrument to search the insides of the craters for water ice.
NASA Radar Provides First Look Inside Moon's Shadowed Craters
by Karen Shea | Jan 17, 2009 | NASA, Space Science | 0 comments