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NASA's LRO spacecraft captures images of LADEE's impact crater

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. read more

NASA: "Moon's Volcanoes Were Active During Earth's Cretaceous Period --The Age of Dinosaurs"

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon’s volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago. Scores of distinctive rock deposits observed by LRO are estimated to be less than 100 million...

NASA finds recent evidence of volcanism on moon

New findings from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) suggest that the moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually, including activity in geologically recent times. Previous research thought that lunar volcanism ended between one and 1.5 billion years ago, but the new findings provide evidence of young lunar volcanism much more recently. Show More Summary

Seasonal Changes in the North Polar Martian Ice Cap

Interannual and seasonal changes in the north polar ice deposits of Mars: Observations from MY 29-31 using MARCIAuthors:Calvin et alAbstract:The MARCI camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provides daily synoptic coverage that allows...Show More Summary

Nobody Knows How These Strange Ridges Appeared on Mars

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The technology used to map to Mars is advancing at a thrilling rate and uncovering all kinds of curiosities. The latest head-scratching image comes from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). It reveals a series of mysterious sandy ridges. No one knows exactly how they got there. Read more...

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spies Chang’e 3 and Yutu

nice ‘blink’ images. –Ben Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spies Chang’e 3 and Yutu As promised, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s sharp eyes spotted the Chang’e 3 lander and Yutu rover on the lunar surface on December 25. The hardware shows up as a few bright pixels throwing long, dark shadows, clearly visible in a before-and-after comparison. The lander […]

[READY] NASA Wants Mars Curiosity Rover to 'Drive Less And Do More Science'

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

NASA plans to extend seven of its ongoing planetary missions, a review panel announced yesterday. Two of the missions, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars rover Opportunity, were at risk of being shut down, b ut it was Mars rover Curiosity that drew the least-favorable reviews, and the harshest criticisms. Read more...

Whoa! Rolling Boulder on Mars Leaves Trail Visible from Space

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

NASA has a case of Mars rock and roll... literally. The agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter currently orbiting the Red Planet has spotted the trail left behind after a tall boulder tumbled down a Martian slope. The Mars rock's misshapen prints are clearly visible in the spacecraft's view from orbit. Show More Summary

McMoon's and the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

If you've ever used Street View on Google Maps to preview an unfamiliar travel destination, then you'll understand the reasoning behind NASA's Lunar Orbiter missions during the late '60s. The space probes were doing reconnaissance and beamed back 160...

New Lunar Photos Offer a Stunning 3D Flyby Of The Apollo 11 Site

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Forty Years after touching down near the Sea of Tranquility, the trails of disturbed regolith created by the Apollo 11 astronauts are still clearly visible in photographs taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Scientists used those and other images to create this amazing virtual model of the landing site. Read more...

Trundling Across the Moon

High resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera detail the 1973 path of the Soviet rover Lunokhod 2.

NASA spacecraft observes further evidence of dry ice gullies on Mars

Repeated high-resolution observations made by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) indicate the gullies on Mars' surface are primarily formed by the seasonal freezing of carbon dioxide, not liquid water. The first reports of formative...Show More Summary

Happy 5th Anniversary, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter!

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Five years ago today, NASA launched its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter into space. It's been snapping high-resolution images of the moon's surface ever since, revealing secrets about its true "dark side," scouting out landing sites for future missions, and returning gorgeous images the likes of which have never been observable from Earth. Read more...

How CRISM picks the pixels that guide Opportunity's travels

How scientists are working with CRISM, an aging but still exceptional spectrometer on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, to find the rocks where Opportunity's work will tell the story of ancient water on Mars.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Ongoing Adventure

A few people think that when it comes to the Moon, because we’ve “been there, and done that,” there is nothing new left to discover. But that viewpoint could not be farther from the truth!

NASA missions let scientists see moon's dancing tide from orbit

Scientists combined observations from two NASA missions to check out the moon's lopsided shape and how it changes under Earth's sway – a response not seen from orbit before. The team drew on studies by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter,...Show More Summary

Giant volcano with glacier on Mars may have been a nice place for life

If life existed on Mars in the recent past, the best spot for it could have been on a giant volcano once encrusted with a glacier, according to a team of Brown University scientists using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter...

Moon as Art: Help NASA Choose the Most Beautiful Lunar Image

For five years, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been circling the moon collecting all sorts of data and producing lots of great images. To celebrate the anniversary of the mission’s launch on June 18, 2009, NASA is putting together a collection of the orbiter’s best images.

NASA Documents Largest New Crater in Our Solar System

6 months agoOdd : Neatorama

YouTube link A series of before-and-after images captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal the largest fresh-impact crater ever documented in our solar system. Researchers think the impact that made the crater happened in the spring of 2012, when it first appeared in NASA images taken of Mars. Show More Summary

New orbital images of Curiosity landing site from Mars Express and HiRISE

Mars Express and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are keeping their eyes in the sky on Curiosity. There's a nice newly public color image of all of Gale Crater from HiRISE, and two new HiRISE images within the Curiosity landing site.

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