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NASA targets 13 landing sites on moon’s south pole for human landing | New

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ORLANDO, Fla. — NASA has juggled light and dark to come up with 13 potential landing sites for the upcoming Artemis III mission that will bring humans back to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972.

Key to the choices was being able to find locations that could sustain the astronaut duo for 6 1/2 days on the surface with enough sunlight to provide energy and thermal protection, but also provide access to dark regions of craters and mountainous terrain near the moon’s south pole that could potentially contain water ice.

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