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NASA’s super accurate map of the 2017 eclipse

last monthHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Using data about the Moon’s terrain from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter as well as elevation data on Earth, NASA’s Ernie Wright created a very accurate map of where and when the August 2017 eclipse will occur in the United States. Standing...Show More Summary

More Evidence Of Frozen Water On The Moon

The latest evidence of surface frost was found by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting the moon since 2009.

NASA orbiter finds new evidence of frost on moon's surface

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Scientists using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, have identified bright areas in craters near the moon's south pole that are cold enough to have frost present on the surface.

Bright spots on our moon could be frost, says NASA

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While the famed bright spot on dwarf planet Ceres got lots of attention in the past few years, it turns out that there are a few bright spots a bit closer to home. Analyzing data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), researchers have spotted bright areas on our own moon which, they say, are likely being caused by frost. Show More Summary

NASA's Lunar Orbiter Survived An Impact With A Tiny Meteor

Three years ago, a camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was struck by a tiny meteoroid as it was capturing an image of the lunar surface. By studying the resulting zigzag patterns, scientists have been able to estimate the speed and size of the offending object. More »      

NASA Lunar observation craft hit by meteoroid

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In an extremely unlikely sequence of events a camera on a NASA craft fitted with three cameras was hit by a meteoroid while compiling an image, researchers have determined. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter called the LRO was hit in 2014. The researchers noticed that something was wrong when the...

Camera on NASA's Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hit

On Oct. 13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of the lunar surface, produced an image that was wild and jittery. Show More Summary

NASA finds missing spacecraft using ground-based radar

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Two unmanned probes lost in space have been located by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Too small to be seen with optical telescopes, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Indian Space Research Organization's...Show More Summary

NASA plots 2017 solar eclipse path with best accuracy yet

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

2017 Solar Eclipse Path: Moon Features Adjustment In New Animation

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 moon data provides more accurate 2017 eclipse path

(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.

Rare 'Supermoon' In Nov. 2016 - How To Watch It | Video

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.

Tiny craters, big impact: The moon's surface may be more dynamic than once thought

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...

Lunar Impact! Moon Probe's 'Temporal' Images Reveals New Crater | Video

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.

Planetary science: Moon churn

9 months agoAcademics : Nature

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

NASA releases incredibly high-resolution Earth-rise photo captured from above the lunar surface

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

A Topographically Accurate Lunar Globe That Was Created With Data From NASA’s Orbiter Mission

last yearHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

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 […]

A topographically accurate lunar globe designed with data From NASA

last yearHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Experience Sunrise on the Dark Side of the Moon With This Detailed Lunar Globe

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...

It's Just So Beautiful: Earthrise From The Moon Captured By NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

2 years agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

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

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