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McMoon's and the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

If you've ever used Street View on Google Maps to preview an unfamiliar travel destination, then you'll understand the reasoning behind NASA's Lunar Orbiter missions during the late '60s. The space probes were doing reconnaissance and beamed back 160...

New Lunar Photos Offer a Stunning 3D Flyby Of The Apollo 11 Site

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Forty Years after touching down near the Sea of Tranquility, the trails of disturbed regolith created by the Apollo 11 astronauts are still clearly visible in photographs taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Scientists used those and other images to create this amazing virtual model of the landing site. Read more...

Trundling Across the Moon

High resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera detail the 1973 path of the Soviet rover Lunokhod 2.

Happy 5th Anniversary, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter!

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Five years ago today, NASA launched its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter into space. It's been snapping high-resolution images of the moon's surface ever since, revealing secrets about its true "dark side," scouting out landing sites for future missions, and returning gorgeous images the likes of which have never been observable from Earth. Read more...

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Ongoing Adventure

A few people think that when it comes to the Moon, because we’ve “been there, and done that,” there is nothing new left to discover. But that viewpoint could not be farther from the truth!

NASA missions let scientists see moon's dancing tide from orbit

Scientists combined observations from two NASA missions to check out the moon's lopsided shape and how it changes under Earth's sway – a response not seen from orbit before. The team drew on studies by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter,...Show More Summary

Moon as Art: Help NASA Choose the Most Beautiful Lunar Image

For five years, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been circling the moon collecting all sorts of data and producing lots of great images. To celebrate the anniversary of the mission’s launch on June 18, 2009, NASA is putting together a collection of the orbiter’s best images.

A new Earthrise over the Moon from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's pushframe camera

Earth's brilliant colors shine above the drab lunar horizon in this new "Earthrise" photo from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. An animation that accompanied the image release helped me to write an explainer on how pushframe cameras like Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Wide-Angle Camera works.

A Stunning Shot Of Our Pale Blue Dot Rising Over The Lunar Horizon

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) experiences 12 "earthrises" every day, but it recently had the opportunity to snap this image of Earth — and it's marvelous. Read more...

New 'Earthrise' Image from NASA: PHOTO

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera released a stunning new shot of the Earthrise yesterday. In the photo, the Earth is a color composite very close to what a person would see from the same perspective, and the brightness contrast of...

Rare view of Earth rising on the Moon taken by lunar orbiter

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA has released a wonderful—and rare, they say—view of an earthrise in the Moon taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, with the Earth appearing over the Rozhdestvenskiy crater. There's a GIF of this event in motion. Read more....

The End of Opportunity and the Burden of Success

The Opportunity rover and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are both zeroed out in NASA's 2015 budget. Learn why these missions face the axe and why the White House is forcing NASA to choose between existing missions and starting new ones.

Explore The Moon's North Pole With This Gargantuan Photo Mosaic

Over the past four years the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was busy collecting photographs… 10,581 to be exact. And it was all for you! So you could explore the moon at a dazzling resolution of six feet per pixel. More »      

NASA releases 680-gigapixel interactive mosaic of Lunar North Pole

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA, using images taken from its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released a 680-gigapixel interactive mosaic of the Moon's north polar region. The resolution of the image is one pixel to 6.5 ft (2 m) with the area imaged being...Show More Summary

Explore the Moon’s North Pole With This Gargantuan Photo Mosaic

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Over the past four years the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was busy collecting photographs… 10,581 to be exact. And it was all for you! So you could explore the moon at a dazzling resolution of six feet per pixel—your tax dollars at work Read more...

NASA releases first interactive mosaic of lunar north pole

Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon's north polar region. The six-and-a-half feet (two-meters)-per-pixel images cover an area equal to more than one-quarter of the United States. Web viewers can zoom in and out, and pan around an area. Show More Summary

WIRED Space Photo of the Day: LROC’s Incredible Mosaic

On 18 June 2009, NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) to map the surface of the Moon and collect measurements of potential future landing sites as well as key science targets. After two and a half years in a...

Checking in on Chang'e 3 and Yutu from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: Yep, still there!

Seeing hardware that was built by human hands sitting on the surface of another planet never, ever gets old. Today, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team released two new images of Chang'e 3 and Yutu on the Moon.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Photographs Probe LADEE as They Zoom Past Each Other

7 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

On January 15th, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) passed within nine kilometers of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) and managed to snap a picture of the craft using its Narrow Angle Cameras (NACs) with which it is equipped as part of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). Given that LRO travels in [...]

Can you find the spacecraft in this photo of the Moon?

7 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

That little smeary line in the center isn't a camera defect, it's the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), as photographed by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which is orbiting the Moon about 5.5 miles above LADEE's orbit.

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