WASHINGTON (AP) - September 17, 2009 NASA is making the first ever temperature map of the moon. They
found that at the moon's south pole, it's colder than far away
Pluto. The area is inside craters that are permanently shadowed so
they never see sun.
Temperatures there were measured at 397 degrees below zero.
That's just 35 degrees higher than the lowest temperature possible.
It's also about a degree chillier than what's been found on
The information is from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
which started its science mission last week.
On the Net:
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: http://www.nasa.gov/lro
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