Combining elevation data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) with Earth topography data, NASA researchers have produced the most accurate map ever created for the path of totality of the total solar eclipse that will be...Show More Summary
The jagged peaks and valleys of the moon make the path of totality for the the August 2017 solar eclipse an imperfect oval. Data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and other products were used to make this visualization.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Thanks to elevation data of the moon from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, coupled with detailed NASA topography data of Earth, we have the most accurate maps of the path of totality for any eclipse to date.
Skywatchers will be able to gaze upon the biggest and brightest "supermoon" in almost 69 years on Nov. 14th, 2016. Live Science spoke with Noah Petro, the deputy scientist for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, about to view it.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera takes 600 photos of the moon every day. The post The Moon Has Its Own Paparazzi appeared first on WIRED.
If every scar has a story, the moon has quite the tale to tell. Scientists using cameras onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have found 222 new craters - and discovered striking blast patterns caused by the shrapnel flung out from such violent impacts. The findings, described in the journal...
Before and after images, also known as a temporal pair, of a region on the moon shows a new crater has formed. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiters snapped the first in Oct. 2012 and the second, now showing a crater, in April 2013.
The Moon's surface is being mapped by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, to aid planning for future missions. On page 215, Speyerer et al. report how images taken by the orbiter's camera have been used to quantify the current rate at which lunar
Earthrise from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter I can't help it. I get to the end of another lecture, one I've done dozens of times over the years, and it dawns on me what an extraordinary time we live in. We were talking today about the origin of our planet, and the evidence that has accumulated regarding the formation of planets in general. Show More Summary
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