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Mare Tranquillitatis pit crater
2014-07-21 08:23:00

While the moon's surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes – steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for shelter, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Tycho crater central peak
2014-06-19 05:20:51

Today, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) celebrates its fifth anniversary in space. LRO launched from Florida on June 18, 2009. After a four-day journey, the orbiter successfully entered lunar orbit on June 23.

NASA Invites You To Select Favorite Moon Image For Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Anniversary Collection
2014-05-23 03:19:59

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will celebrate five years in orbit June 18. To celebrate the anniversary and LRO's many scientific contributions, NASA invites the public to select a favorite orbiter image of the moon for the cover a special image collection.

2014-05-23 12:20:57

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will celebrate five years in orbit June 18.

First Interactive Mosaic Of Lunar North Pole Released By NASA
2014-03-18 20:40:18

Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon’s north polar region.

2014-03-18 12:21:13

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon's

Picture Of NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Taken By NASA's LRO
2014-01-30 07:23:56

With precise timing, the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was able to take a picture of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft as it orbited our nearest celestial neighbor.

Moon Mystery Gives Insight Into The Chemistry Of Water Ice
2013-06-20 05:05:20

Researchers from NASA and the University of New Hampshire believe they have shed a light on the cosmic activity occurring on the dark side of the moon.

NASA Lunar Orbiter Captures Stunning Images Of Twin GRAIL Impacts
2013-03-21 07:24:08

After spending nearly a year in lunar orbit studying the moon’s interior, two NASA spacecraft, known as GRAIL A (Ebb) and GRAIL B (Flow), were ordered to embark on a final mission that would hopefully give scientists one last bit of data about the moon’s composition.

LRO Finds Traces Of Helium Around The Moon
2012-08-16 05:19:20

Using the LAMP spectrometer aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have made the first spectroscopic observations of the noble gas helium in the atmosphere surrounding the Moon.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.