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
Teaser NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has overhauled understanding of the Red Planet since 2006, has passed 200 terabits in the amount of science data returned. The data returned by the mission alone is more than three times...Show More Summary
This beautiful high definition animation of the moon's rotation was captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA may be closed but the contractors are still hard at work. –Ben Mars Orbiter Spies Lackluster Comet ISON Scientists managing the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have released their first observations of the incoming Comet ISON. The MRO was commanded to turn away its perpetual Mars-ward gaze [...]
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter holds one of the best cameras of any space probe, the HiRISE camera, which can see features on the Red Planet as small as 1 meter across. Here, we take a look at some of the...
Using its HiRISE telescope, Observation satellite Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been charting Mars’s terrain since 2006. This has resulted in some …
image credit NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Mounted to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as it floats high above the red planet is the HiRISE telescope, an imaging device capable of taking incredibly high-resolution photos of the martian...Show More Summary
A paper in press in the Journal of Geophysical Research uses new data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to update our story for the history of the Moon's massive impacts.
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
A while back we mentioned this project (NASA Wants You to Help With a Latin Twitter Feed!) and now it’s up and running. The BBC reports: Pictures of the surface of Mars, taken from Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), are to be captioned in Latin on social media outlets as part of an outreach project. The […]
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is switching from one motion-sensing device to a duplicate unit onboard. read more
From the mailbag: [M]y name is Ari and I work for a NASA mission called HiRISE, a camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that takes high resolution images of Mars. (uahirise.org). We have an outreach effort called “The HiTranslate Project,” where we seek out volunteers to translate titles into various foreign languages; we have […]
Observations made by the Mars Climate Sounder, an instrument aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, have revealed new information about atmospheric tides on the Red Planet.