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What Neil & Buzz Left on the Moon Feature Summary

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From Physics Research
Title:
What Neil and Buzz Left on the Moon
Description:
-- Here is part of the one Apollo experiment still functioning--the array of 100 corner mirrors that Apollo 11 astronauts placed on the moon in July of 1969 to reflect laser pulses from Earth back to Earth.  
-- Monitoring these pulses makes possible the precise measurement of the distance to the Moon, as described in What Neil and Buzz Left on the Moon.  
-- To learn more about these corner mirrors, see the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Laser Ranging Reflector and, from the University of California, San Diego, Lunar Reflectors.
Image:
image credit: NASA/Apollo 11; <a href="http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/21jul_llr.htm" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/laser-ranging-large-08-05-0.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: NASA/Apollo 11; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/laser-ranging-large-08-05-0.jpg
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