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Two months before Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, the Apollo 10 mission, consisting of a command module "Charlie Brown" and a lunar module "Snoopy" completed a field test Operations except the actual moon landing.
Charlie made it home, but Snoopy was lost because space circled the sun, we thought. Fifty years later, a team of scientists headed by astronomer Nick Howes believes that they have surpassed astronomical odds.
Snoopy had been bypassed by the gravitational fields of the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth, meaning that astronomers had done this by browsing terabytes of data from a vast search area to track down Charlie Brown's lost buddy.
" Howes told the Cheltenham Science Festival, adding that if they could get a detailed look at the craft, " it would be a truly fantastic feat for science. "
Even if this opportunity presents About 18 years away, Howes wondered aloud if there was a chance to bring Snoop back to earth, but admitted that the scientific value was minimal and the cost astronomical
However, given the problems our world is currently facing, millions spent on producing a lunar module from 1969 appear to be very frivolous, and the scientific value, as I have in mine Lecture said would be minimal
– Nick Howes (@NickAstronomer) June 9, 2019
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