The Missing Moon Files

Researchers scour old labs and archives, looking for invaluable lunar data before it’s too late.

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Seiichi Nagihara began to sweat as he dug through long-forgotten boxes in a cluttered basement storeroom at a Columbia University outpost in Palisades, N.Y. But the trim 54-year-old kept working. It was June 2013, and he had come all the way from Texas to search for decades-old clues about the moon. Nagihara pawed through the yellowing files of Marcus Langseth, a Columbia geologist who died in 1997. Between the late 1960s and mid ’70s, Langseth was in charge of a project to study how he...
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