The United States Geological Survey just released two incredible and incredibly beautiful maps of the Moon, made using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. They are highly detailed and quite lovingly produced. I wrote about them for my twice-monthly column at Sen.com (subscription required). Show More Summary
The HiRISE camera mounted on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is exploring the history of water on Mars, snapped this photo of a circular depression on the Red Planet's surface. Read more...
According to commander of the Space Command Maj. Gen. Oleg Maidanovich, Russia's Aerospace Defense Force has recently detected on the orbit a group of reconnaissance satellites spying on Russia.
It's time for a third lunar chapter. We've talked about the physical characteristics of the Moon, and the exploration. Now we're going to talk about the plans to return to the Moon. From the upcoming lunar reconnaissance orbiter to the plans to have humans set foot on the Moon again, for the first time in more than 50 years.
? Underneath its red, rusty exterior, it seems Mars has a cold heart of ice. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute used radar measurements from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and found that Mars has several glacier belts of water ice under a layer of dust. Show More Summary
Using radar measurements from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers have been able to determine that belts of glaciers, making up 150 Billion cubic meters of water ice, encircle the Red Planet.
See the latest three-dimensional landscapes captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA has announced that it may have to cancel both the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the ongoing Opportunity mission due to budget shortfalls. Both projects could be vital to long-term colonization efforts on the Moon or Mars.
At the 46th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston last week, I met some of the planetary scientists who use the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to craft maps of the moon—those spectacular, highly detailed images thatShow More Summary
A recent video by NASA looks at how the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and its three onboard cameras hunt for new craters on the Moon. In the video, Dr. Mark Robinson explains how the lunar satellite compares images to find differences indicative of newly formed craters.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter passed a mission milestone of 40,000 orbits on Feb. 7, 2015, in its ninth year of returning information about the atmosphere, surface and subsurface of Mars, from equatorial to polar latitudes.
YouTube link. It's not dark. And there don't appear to be any Nazi encampments - at least on the surface.Awesome imagery created by NASA using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Because it’s in synchronous rotation with our planet, the Moon always faces Earth on one side, aka the near side. But thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA was able to map the far side of the Moon.
If you've been curious about what the other side of the Moon looks like, but have been too lazy to look up NASA's findings on your own, this video has got you covered. Based on data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, it gives us a close look a...
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...
Mars anomaly hunters have found a massive dome-shaped architectural structure in a photo taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The dome-shaped structure is strikingly similar to Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock. Could it beShow More Summary
A UFO researcher reports an anomaly in an Apollo 15 mission photo found in the archives of the website of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC maintained by the Arizona State University (ASU). The digital image may be viewed in the LROC’s Apollo Digital Image Archive here. Show More Summary
Lost since 2003, the UK-led Beagle-2 Mars lander has finally been discovered on the Martian surface by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Analysis of the images revealed that the lander survived its Dec. 25, 2003 touchdown, partially deploying on the surface of the Red Planet. Show More Summary
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has rediscovered a "lost" British spacecraft that disappeared without a trace more than 11 years ago.
On Christmas Day 2003, a probe sent to Mars by Britain was lost as it landed. But now a spacecraft orbiting the red planet has captured the missing probe on camera.NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently caught sight of the Beagle 2 probe, giving Earth the first news of the failed space robot in over a decade.Read full article >>