Montana Kids Snap New Pictures of the Moon
Kudos to these Montana elementary school students! They are responsible for some incredible new pictures of the moon taken from a NASA spacecraft in orbit.
The fourth graders from Emily Dickinson Elementary School in Bozeman got first dibs at snapping the pictures after winning a NASA sponsored contest to rename the craft to Ebb and Flow. Five dozen new images of the lunar surface including a view of the far side with the Earth in the distance were returned earlier this week.
The twin NASA probes were launched into space over the New Year’s weekend on a mission to study the gravity field around the moon. Each has a special lunar camera called MoonKam, which is part of an educational outreach program headed by Sally Ride, the first woman in space.