Scientists might have found a cave system at the moon’s north pole that could lead astronauts straight to the lunar water supply. The SETI Institute said this week that NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter took photos of a large crater in the area that appear to show entrances to underground...
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite has found clues to possible lava tubes on the Moon that could provide ready-built accommodation and supplies for future astronauts. The post NASA finds possible lava tubes that could support lunar colonies appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary
The internet is alive with captures of the spectacular solar eclipse on August 21, but here is one vantage point we haven't seen. As the darkness enveloped a huge swath of the United States, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)Show More Summary
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a winner of a solar eclipse photo from its long-distant location near the moon.
During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, captured an image of the Moon's shadow over a large region of the United States, centered just north of Nashville, Tennessee.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team invites the public to wave at the Moon on Aug. 21 as LRO turns its camera toward Earth.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team invites the public to wave at the Moon on Aug. 21 as LRO turns its camera toward Earth.
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
The latest evidence of surface frost was found by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting the moon since 2009.
(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.
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
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 »
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...
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
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
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.
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...