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GRAIL-A Enters Lunar Orbit 62

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GRAIL-A Enters Lunar Orbit

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  • GRAIL huh? (Score:5, Funny)

    by rueger ( 210566 ) * on Saturday December 31, 2011 @09:01PM (#38553358) Homepage
    Beware the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch! [youtu.be]
    • Re: (Score:1, Funny)

      by cultiv8 ( 1660093 )
      You're a little off, Grail-A is Canadian, not European.
      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        Will they be able to transport a coconut then?

        • by Anonymous Coward

          An african or european coconut?

        • In other news, it has been discovered that this was not GRAIL-A after all. Instead, it was merely a beacon that just happened to be shaped like a GRAIL-A.

          Operation Galahad has been initiated to investigate this situation.

      • Re:GRAIL huh? (Score:5, Informative)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31, 2011 @09:41PM (#38553580)

        > You're a little off, Grail-A is Canadian, not European.

        How did you get modded up to +4 for that? Grail-A and B are American, not Canadian. Built by Lockheed Martin, a US company, in the US (Denver, specifically), and launched by NASA.

        Nothing against Canada, I love the place, but Grail is very much a US spacecraft.

        It's nuts that posts like that get modded up as "informative".

      • by Anonymous Coward

        To the whooshes below, it's the grail, eh?

      • by sub67 ( 979309 )
        Grail eh?
      • +5 funny. That one actually took me a few seconds.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Happy New Moon!

    More missions to the Moon!

    Go NASA!

  • I know, I know it is the "M" stands for Magnetic not "Mass" anomaly but maybe they'll find something that indicates an extraterrestrial (intelligence) origin!

  • ...I've gone and confused my idioms.
  • by sconeu ( 64226 ) on Saturday December 31, 2011 @11:44PM (#38554104) Homepage Journal

    That's no moon...

  • Why it took them so long to reach the Moon? Lunar transfer takes 3 days. Does anyone know?

Much of the excitement we get out of our work is that we don't really know what we are doing. -- E. Dijkstra