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This site, from the University of California at San Diego, describes a laser ranging project whose goal is to measure the distance to the moon to within a millimeter.  Included are descriptions of how the experiment is done, why it is difficult, and what the safety considerations are. Project data is provided in a link.
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Astronomy
- Solar System
= The Moon
- Space Exploration
= Human Exploration
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2005 University of California, San Diego
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Keywords: corner mirror, distance to the moon, retroreflectors
Record Creator: Metadata instance created August 28, 2008 by Logan Hancock
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(University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 2005), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.ucsd.edu/~tmurphy/apollo/basics.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
The Basics of Lunar Ranging, (University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 2005), <http://www.physics.ucsd.edu/~tmurphy/apollo/basics.html>.
APA Format
The Basics of Lunar Ranging. (2006, December 10). Retrieved September 21, 2014, from University of California, San Diego: http://www.physics.ucsd.edu/~tmurphy/apollo/basics.html
Chicago Format
University of California, San Diego. The Basics of Lunar Ranging. La Jolla: University of California, San Diego, December 10, 2006. http://www.physics.ucsd.edu/~tmurphy/apollo/basics.html (accessed 21 September 2014).
MLA Format
The Basics of Lunar Ranging. La Jolla: University of California, San Diego, 2005. 10 Dec. 2006. 21 Sep. 2014 <http://www.physics.ucsd.edu/~tmurphy/apollo/basics.html>.
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