• Short Summary

    SCIENTISTS AT BRITAIN'S JODRELL BANK SPACE TRACKING STATION ARE STUDYING PICTURES OF THE MOON'S SURFACE, PICKED UP FROM THE SOVIET MOON SHOT, LUNA 13.

  • Description

    SCIENTISTS AT BRITAIN'S JODRELL BANK SPACE TRACKING STATION ARE STUDYING PICTURES OF THE MOON'S SURFACE, PICKED UP FROM THE SOVIET MOON SHOT, LUNA 13. THEY ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN ONE PHOTOGRAPH WHICH SHOWS A STRIP OF LINES RUNNING ACROSS THE LUNAR SURFACE. SIR BERNARD LOVELL, DIRECTOR OF JODRELL BANK - WHO RELEASED THE PICTURES LAST NIGHT - THINKS THE LINES ARE CONNECTED WITH LUNAR 13'S TESTS OF THE HARDNESS OF THE MOON SURFACE.

    JODRELL BANK'S GIANT RADIO TELESCOPE PICKED UP THE PICTURES FROM THE SOVIET SPACE PROBE WHICH LANDED ON THE MOON ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

    THE PICTURES ALSO INCLUDE PARTS OF LUNA 13'S STRUCTURE AS IT STANDS ON THE MOON'S SURFACE IN THE AREA KNOWN AS THE OCEAN OF STORMS.

    INFORMATION SENT BACK TO EARTH FROM LUNA 13 IS BELIEVED TO INCLUDE DATA ABOUT THE MOON'S SURFACE TEMPERATURE, RADIATION AND THE DENSITY OF THE ARID MOON SURFACE, FACTS WHICH ARE VITAL TO PLANS TO LAND MEN ON THE MOON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADWG959P2D5Y3C5PSTDEHDQOMJ
    Media URN:
    VLVADWG959P2D5Y3C5PSTDEHDQOMJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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