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