PARTING SHOT — Spring 2010

  Over the Moon
Researchers from Earth & Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences are leading an effort to return to the Moon (seen over Ridgley Hall above) for samples that could unlock secrets of the early Solar System. The proposed Moon mission, known as MoonRise, is one of three finalists now bidding to become NASA’s next big space science venture in its ongoing New Frontiers program. In 2011, after detailed mission implementation, feasibility, cost, and management and technical plans are completed and reviewed, NASA will select one proposal for full development and launch. For more information, visit