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Sen: Lunar Cartography

The United States Geological Survey just released two incredible and incredibly beautiful maps of the Moon, made using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. They are highly detailed and quite lovingly produced. I wrote about them for my twice-monthly column at Sen.com (subscription required). Show More Summary

Ep. 115: The Moon, Part 3: Return to the Moon

It's time for a third lunar chapter. We've talked about the physical characteristics of the Moon, and the exploration. Now we're going to talk about the plans to return to the Moon. From the upcoming lunar reconnaissance orbiter to the plans to have humans set foot on the Moon again, for the first time in more than 50 years.

Budget cuts at NASA could kill Opportunity, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA has announced that it may have to cancel both the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the ongoing Opportunity mission due to budget shortfalls. Both projects could be vital to long-term colonization efforts on the Moon or Mars.

How Are Moon Maps Made?

5 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

At the 46th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston last week, I met some of the planetary scientists who use the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to craft maps of the moon—those spectacular, highly detailed images thatShow More Summary

How NASA Uses the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to Hunt for New Craters on the Moon

6 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent video by NASA looks at how the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and its three onboard cameras hunt for new craters on the Moon. In the video, Dr. Mark Robinson explains how the lunar satellite compares images to find differences indicative of newly formed craters.

The other side of the moon

7 months agoHumor : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. It's not dark. And there don't appear to be any Nazi encampments - at least on the surface.Awesome imagery created by NASA using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NASA: The Far Side of the Moon

Because it’s in synchronous rotation with our planet, the Moon always faces Earth on one side, aka the near side. But thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA was able to map the far side of the Moon.

Take a look at the far side of the Moon in this new NASA video

If you've been curious about what the other side of the Moon looks like, but have been too lazy to look up NASA's findings on your own, this video has got you covered. Based on data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, it gives us a close look a...

Lunar Volcanoes --"Were Active During the Age of the Dinosaurs" (Today's Most Popular)

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...

Articulated Tripodal UFO And Alien Moon Base In 1971 Apollo 15 Mission Photo

A UFO researcher reports an anomaly in an Apollo 15 mission photo found in the archives of the website of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC maintained by the Arizona State University (ASU). The digital image may be viewed in the LROC’s Apollo Digital Image Archive here. Show More Summary

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'

12 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

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 yearGenres / 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!

last yearGenres / 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...

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