The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is headed toward the moon after launching  on a #Minataur V rocket Friday night from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. LADEE is a robotic mission that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust. A thorough understanding of these characteristics will address long-standing unknowns, and help scientists understand other planetary bodies as well.

Learn more about #LADEE at: http://www.nasa.gov/ladee

Image credit: NASA/Chris Perry

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