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NASA's LRO spacecraft captures images of LADEE's impact crater

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. read more

NASA: "Moon's Volcanoes Were Active During Earth's Cretaceous Period --The Age of Dinosaurs"

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon’s volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago. Scores of distinctive rock deposits observed by LRO are estimated to be less than 100 million...

NASA finds recent evidence of volcanism on moon

New findings from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) suggest that the moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually, including activity in geologically recent times. Previous research thought that lunar volcanism ended between one and 1.5 billion years ago, but the new findings provide evidence of young lunar volcanism much more recently. Show More Summary

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spies Chang’e 3 and Yutu

nice ‘blink’ images. –Ben Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spies Chang’e 3 and Yutu As promised, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s sharp eyes spotted the Chang’e 3 lander and Yutu rover on the lunar surface on December 25. The hardware shows up as a few bright pixels throwing long, dark shadows, clearly visible in a before-and-after comparison. The lander […]

[READY] NASA Wants Mars Curiosity Rover to 'Drive Less And Do More Science'

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

NASA plans to extend seven of its ongoing planetary missions, a review panel announced yesterday. Two of the missions, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars rover Opportunity, were at risk of being shut down, b ut it was Mars rover Curiosity that drew the least-favorable reviews, and the harshest criticisms. Read more...

McMoon's and the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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

4 months agoGenres / 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!

5 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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...

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