Sunday, December 12, 2004

India, China Vie for Best Look at the Moon

Science -- Bagla 306 (5702): 1666a -- "India, China Vie for Best Look at the Moon": (subscription required.)

"Last week, at an international meeting here* on lunar exploration, Chinese scientists presented details of the country's planned lunar orbiter mission, named Chang'e, to be launched sometime in 2007. Not to be outdone, Indian space officials revealed at the same time that they have added an impactor probe to the suite of instruments aboard Chandrayaan-1, which is headed to the moon the same year. The increased attention to Earth's closest neighbor is not lost on space scientists from other countries."

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