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This site describes the one Apollo experiment still functioning--the corner mirrors that Apollo astronauts placed on the moon to reflect laser pulses from Earth back to Earth. Monitoring these pulses makes the precise measurement of the distance to the Moon possible.

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  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

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English

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