695449 story SoCal Selene Group Drops Google Lunar X Prize Bid 64 Posted by timothy on Thursday May 29, 2008 @01:34PM from the lucky-thirteen dept. anzha writes "On Saturday, after the vaunted First Team Summit was completed in Strasbourg, The Southern California Selene Group announced publicly that they are dropping out of the Google Lunar X Prize. Citing very strong differences in opinions over how the X Prize was being run, the team felt they could no longer participate. On the flip side, the X Prize Foundation announced at the team summit that there are four new teams. With the drop out, there are now thirteen official competitive teams. Assuredly, there are more to come."