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
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...
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
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
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...
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.
Tide rolls in, tide rolls out — we can explain that. It’s the gravitational push and pull of the moon influencing the flux of the Earth’s oceans, but what NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter […]
Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the moon shrinks, according to new results from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft. In August, 2010, researchers using images from LRO's Narrow...
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.
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.