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NASA breaks speed record by using laser to download data from the Moon

By The Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, October 24, 2013 21:00 EDT
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The moon is 37 per cent obscured by the Earth's shadow during the partial lunar eclipse above Sydney on June 4, 2012. [AFP]
 
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NASA downloads data from moon, sets speed record (via The Christian Science Monitor)

The LADEE spacecraft launched to the moon from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia last month. The communications system aboard the craft sent data to the Earth at a record-breaking download speed this week.(Carla Cioffi/NASA/AP) It turns out…

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