Professor leads NASA mission's effort to map moon's surface temperatures

Posted on Sept. 21, 2009

UCLA Newsroom: Professor leads NASA mission's effort to map moon's surface temperatures When NASA launches the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a yearlong unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, later this month, UCLA's David Paige will be leading its Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, which will perform the first global survey of the temperature of the lunar surface as the spacecraft orbits some 31 miles above the moon.

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