The Opportunity rover and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are both zeroed out in NASA's 2015 budget. Learn why these missions face the axe and why the White House is forcing NASA to choose between existing missions and starting new ones.
NASA, using images taken from its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released a 680-gigapixel interactive mosaic of the Moon's north polar region. The resolution of the image is one pixel to 6.5 ft (2 m) with the area imaged being...Show More Summary
Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon's north polar region. The six-and-a-half feet (two-meters)-per-pixel images cover an area equal to more than one-quarter of the United States. Web viewers can zoom in and out, and pan around an area. Show More Summary
On 18 June 2009, NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) to map the surface of the Moon and collect measurements of potential future landing sites as well as key science targets. After two and a half years in a...
On January 15th, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) passed within nine kilometers of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) and managed to snap a picture of the craft using its Narrow Angle Cameras (NACs) with which it is equipped as part of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). Given that LRO travels in [...]
The latest tool for checking space weather is an internet radio station fed by data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO. The radio station essentially operates in real time, receiving measurements of how much radiation the spacecraft is experiencing and converting those into a constant stream of music. read more
NASA has put together an animation combining the mission's photos and audio with new data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to show just how close the astronauts came to missing the iconic snapshot.
If there's one thing I've learned after decades of studying the first human voyages to another world, it's that there is always more to discover about Apollo. Case in point: The Apollo 8 Earthrise photo that became one of the iconic images of the 20th century.
A sharp-eyed NASA spacecraft is keeping tabs on China's recently arrived lunar lander, all in the name of science. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has added China's Chang'e 3 lander and associated rover — which touched down...Show More Summary
Scientists from the University of New Hampshire and colleagues have published comprehensive findings on space-based radiation as measured by a UNH-led detector aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The data provide critical...Show More Summary
Deep-space radiation is a significant danger for interplanetary human space flight. But now an instrument on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has learned more than ever before about the high-energy hazards at and around the moon. New findings from the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER) were published today in the journal Space Weather. read more
Scientists have published comprehensive findings on space-based radiation as measured by a detector aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The data provide critical information on the radiation hazards that will be faced by astronauts on extended missions to deep space such as those to Mars.
DURHAM, N.H. -- Scientists from the University of New Hampshire and colleagues have published comprehensive findings on space-based radiation as measured by a UNH-led detector aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The data...Show More Summary
This beautiful high definition animation of the moon's rotation was captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
A huge payoff from the longevity of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission is the repeat coverage obtained by the LROC Wide Angle Camera. This NASA video footage shows what the moon would look like as it rotates. The images are impossible to witness from Earth, because only one of the moon's faces ever points toward the planet. YouTube link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer
"... because the moon is 'tidally locked' to it, meaning only one of its faces ever points toward the planet. These timelapse pictures were captured using Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which circles the moon at an altitude of 50km."
This beautiful video was created using 110,000 images captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and shows the moon rotating 360 degrees around its axis. [Via APODVideos | LS]
This is a composite video made from a bunch of photos taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, featuring the moon rotating a full 360-degrees in high definition. You know, I like the moon because it always keeps me company when I'm out wandering the streets at night. Show More Summary
A detailed, high definition animation of the moon’s rotation was created using 110,000 images captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. For more information on the complicated process behind the beautiful animation, take a look at this explanation from Arizona State University. video via APODVideos via Boing Boing
DURHAM, N.H. –- Using data gathered by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, scientists believe they have solved a mystery from one of the solar system's coldest regions—a permanently shadowed crater on the moon. They have explained how energetic particles penetrating lunar soil can create molecular hydrogen from water ice. Show More Summary