Moon Mission: NASA Robotic Spacecraft Lifts Off To Probe Lunar Dust (VIDEO)

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Few hours ago we reported about an unmanned rocket carrying a NASA probe blasting off from the eastern coast of the U.S. on a mission to the moon. Now we have its video.

Few hours ago we reported about an unmanned rocket carrying a NASA probe blasting off from the eastern coast of the U.S. on a mission to the moon. Now we have its video.

The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft, known as LADEE, is designed to search for dust rising from the moon's surface.

It will also probe a pocket of thin gases surrounding the moon. The tenuous atmosphere contains argon, helium, sodium and potassium among its elements.

And scientists hope it may hold clues about how water came to be trapped inside craters on the moon's frozen poles.

The $280 million mission is expected to last about six months.

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