Weekend Edition / 7-9 April 2012

New Gravity Map Of Moon From LRO Data

Image Credit: curtin.edu, NASA

International Team Of Planetary Scientists Led By Christian Hirt Of Curtin University Create Gravity Map Of Moon Using Topographical Data From LOLA; Map Shows How Pull Of Gravity Changes From Location To Location Over Rugged Surface, Pockmark Signatures Show Gravity Accelerations Higher At Bottom Of Craters Than At Rims; GRAIL Mission To Provide More Detailed Data For Lunar Gravity Mapping