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Scientists Launch Rocket into the Moon to Find Water

Clip: Season 46 Episode 11 | 4m 35s

Ingeniously, by using part of the rocket itself as the impactor, scientists make room for a separate spacecraft—one that follows a few minutes behind, flies through the ejected material to analyze its contents, and hurriedly sends the data back to Earth before smashing into the Moon itself.

Aired: 07/10/19

Rating: NR

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