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Tomorrow morning at 4:31:20 PDT (Phoenix time), the Centaur upper stage of the LRO mission will impact Cabeus crater on the Moon. At 4:35:39 the LCROSS instrument package will impact the Moon, having recorded the Centaur impact with a variety of imaging and spectroscopic instruments.
What are we looking for? WATER. Worth its weight in gold.
A complete list of events leading up to impact can be found at the LCROSS Flight Director’s Blog. Key events:
The latest LCROSS news can be found here.
Watch the LCROSS impact live starting at 3:30 PDT on NASA TV.
You can follow the live blog at NasaSpaceFlight. Current comments on the last page listed in the upper left.