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This site, from the University of California at San Diego, describes a laser ranging project whose goal is to measure the distance to the moon to within a millimeter. Included are descriptions of how the experiment is done, why it is difficult, and what the safety considerations are. Project data is provided in a link.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    Informal Education,Middle School,NSDL,retroreflectors,Solar System,The Moon,distance to the moon,corner mirror,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905112829190T,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Space Science,Space Exploration,Astronomy,Technology,Human Exploration

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    English

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