Every now and again, a photograph from a spacecraft stops me dead in my tracks. The shot above is one such image, taken by the wonderful Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. It shows sunrise on the western part of the rim of Jackson Crater, on the far side of the Moon. Show More Summary
What you see above is not a 3D model made on a computer. It is a composition captured and created by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that depicts the earth rising over the surface of the moon. Launched on June 18th, 2009, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) had a primary mission of mapping out the topography [...]Show More Summary
MOON is the first topographically accurate lunar globe created with data from NASA‘s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. The globe features a detailed 3D representation of the lunar surface including like the craters Tycho and Clavius, as well as displaying the current lunar phase. The designers of MOON are raising money on Kickstarter to produce the detailed […]
Oscar Lhermitte and Kudu's MOON lunar globe eclipses every other Kickstarter project currently underway. MOON is the most accurate lunar globe, using NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter topographic data combined with electronic and mechanical...Show More Summary
The team behind a new Kickstarter campaign isn’t the first bunch astronomy enthusiasts to create a detailed globe based on our nearest lunar neighbor. But using topographical data gathered by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, this Moon globe is the first to accurately recreate all of its craters, mountains, and valleys in 3D. Read more...
Using data from numerous missions, including the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar Crater and Observation Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), researchers have gathered evidence that the spin axis of Earth's moon actually shifted quite substantially in the body's ancient past. Show More Summary
Note: Full-res version HERE in case you want to print it out and tape it to a wall in your office and pretend you're a million (actually around 240,000) miles away. This is a composite photo of an earthrise taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter from about 84 miles above the moon's surface. Show More Summary
NASA has released a spectacular Earthrise image composite captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The images used were captured on October 12, 2015 while the LRO was about 83 miles above the Compton crater on the far side of the Moon. image via NASA
A stunning image that appears to show the Earth rising above the surface of the moon has been released by NASA. Taken by a camera onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the composite image shows the eastern coast of Liberia at center, along with parts of the Sahara Desert, Saudi Arabia and both South American coastlines in view. YouTube link The Presurfer
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been observing the Moon close-up for over five years, but all science aside, this picture is one heck of an achievement on its own. Looking just about as fake and alien as any other picture taken on the giant space rock that flies around our heads and stabilizes our planet, this is the Earth over the Moon's horizon.
Wow. A million wows, really. Here’s a truly spectacular image from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that shows Earth in all its glory from the perspective of being on the surface of the Moon. It’s an Earthrise and it’s just gorgeous and amazing to be able to “see” it. Show More Summary
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter offers a new view of the planet we call home
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter really outdid itself with this amazing shot of the Earth over the rocky limb of the Moon. While complicated to capture, we think it was worth every moment. Read more...
NASA has released a stunning image of an Earthrise captured from the perspective of the agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The bottom half of the image displays the bleak yet enchanting lunar surface, whilst the upper portion...Show More Summary
NASA released a stunning image on Friday appearing to show Earth “rising” over the horizon of the moon. The image was captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a robotic spacecraft that has been orbiting the moon since 2009. Usually,...Show More Summary
. "The image is simply stunning," said Noah Petro, Deputy Project Scientist for LRO at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "The image of the Earth evokes the famous 'Blue Marble' image taken by Astronaut Harrison Schmitt during...
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is currently in orbit around the moon -- just like it says on the tin -- and its LROC three-camera system just delivered some of the most amazing high-resolution images we've ever seen.
Just how beautiful is our planet? This beautiful: Holy sweet mother of Earth. This incredible photo was taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been mapping the Moon since it achieved orbit in 2009. Its cameras are usually...Show More Summary
Although NASA’s ongoing Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission continues to hone global maps that will be used by lunar explorers for decades to come, the science generated by the mission’s more than four billion measurements continues to beguile lunar scientists in ways not seen since the Apollo era.
In its 2016 budget request, the White House inexplicably proposed to end two active, scientifically productive planetary missions: the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.