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Science  28 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5539, pp. 2365-2367
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5539.2365b

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NAPLES, ITALY-- The moon has been largely ignored since Apollo 17 departed with a load of moon rocks in 1972. But plenty of science remains to be done. Next week, at a meeting of the International Astronautical Federation in Toulouse, France, Japanese and European scientists will present new missions that will probe the satellite's surface and interior.