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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera images have revealed thousands of young, lobate thrust fault scarps on the moon. Image released Sept. 15, 2015. Credit: NASA/LRO/Arizona State University/Smithsonian Institution Enlarge Earth’s gravitational pull is massaging the moon, opening up faults in the lunar crust, researchers say. Just as the moon’s gravitational pull causes […]

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ENLARGE Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD) Spacecraft Configuration. OCSD differs from other space-based laser communication systems because the laser is hard-mounted to the spacecraft body, and the orientation of the CubeSat controls the direction of the beam. This makes the laser system more compact than anything previously flown in […]