NASA: LRO's top ten discoveries on moon in 2009 (4)

13:16, June 28, 2010      

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4. A lost Russian rover is found


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Lunokhod 1, a Russian robotic rover, landed on the moon in 1970 and navigated about 10 km of the lunar surface over 10 months before it lost contact in September 1971.

The LRO sent a laser pulse to Lunokhod 1 and contacted with the rover for the first time in nearly four decades.
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