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Dec 17, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, December 17, 2012

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They've been dutifully circling the moon all this year, but the craft that make up NASA's GRAIL mission end with a flash today. Ebb and Flow, twin spacecraft the size of a washer and dryer, have been gathering data about gravity for a high-resolution map of the inside of the celestial body. The plan is for the robotic twins to hit the edge of a lunar crater and disintegrate as a separate orbiter records any data kicked up by the impact.

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NASA's GRAIL mission, and the National Intelligence Council's predictions for the year 2030

Dec 17, 2012
Two spacecraft will crash into the moon today at the end of their orbiting mission to map the celestial body, and the National Intelligence Council has made predictions about our bionic lifestyle in 20 years.

They’ve been dutifully circling the moon all this year, but the craft that make up NASA’s GRAIL mission end with a flash today. Ebb and Flow, twin spacecraft the size of a washer and dryer, have been gathering data about gravity for a high-resolution map of the inside of the celestial body. The plan is for the robotic twins to hit the edge of a lunar crater and disintegrate as a separate orbiter records any data kicked up by the impact.

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