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The Search for Apollo 10's 'Snoopy'

astroengine (1577233) writes | more than 2 years ago

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astroengine writes "A UK-led team of astronomers are going to use their comet and asteroid-hunting skills to track down a piece of Apollo history. In 1969, Apollo 10 did everything the first moon landing (Apollo 11) did, except land on the lunar surface. During the Apollo 10 mission, the lunar module, nicknamed "Snoopy," was jettisoned and sent into a solar orbit — it is still believed to be out there, 42 years later. "We're expecting a search arc up to 135 million kilometers in size which is a huge amount of space to look at," British amateur astronomer Nick Howes told Discovery News. "We're aware of the scale and magnitude of this challenge but to have the twin Faulkes scopes assist the hunt, along with schools, plus the fact that we'll doubtless turn up many new finds such as comets and asteroids makes this a great science project too.""
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