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2012-02-20 10:14:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show the moon's crust is being stretched, forming minute valleys in a few small areas on the lunar surface. Scientists propose this geologic activity occurred less than 50 million years ago, which is considered recent compared to the moon's age of more than 4.5 billion years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A team of researchers...

Scientists Asking Volunteers To Help Search For Aliens On Moon
2011-12-28 06:07:13

Scientists are suggesting that volunteers may be needed to help scan through images of the moon in an attempt to try and identify signs of aliens. Paul Davis and Robert Wagner of Arizona State University suggest in a paper that volunteers could sift through the 340,000 images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) to search for signs of extra-terrestrial life. "Although there is only a tiny probability that alien technology would have left traces on the moon in the form of an...

2011-09-12 15:47:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md. will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. It's a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities spotlighting the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), an unmanned mission exploring the Moon's features and resources to aid in the design of future lunar outposts. (Logo:...

2011-06-21 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has declared full mission success for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). LRO changed our view of the entire moon and brought it into sharper focus with unprecedented detail. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) operated the LRO spacecraft and its instruments during the one-year mission phase. Now that the final data from the instruments have been...

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2011-06-21 14:25:00

NASA said on Tuesday that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has taken a picture of the moon, the likes of which have never been seen before. The new image by LRO consists of over 192 terabytes of data, images and maps, which is equivalent of about 41,000 typical DVDs. "This is a tremendous accomplishment," Douglas Cooke, Associate Administrator of the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, Washington, said in a statement. "The exploration phase of the mission...

2011-06-20 09:39:52

NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 21, to highlight the results of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission. A panel will summarize the spacecraft's science findings and discuss the agency's plans for LRO's future. Telecon panelists are: -- Douglas Cooke, associate administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington -- Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist for exploration at NASA Headquarters -- Richard Vondrak, LRO...

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2011-05-24 08:19:47

NASA's twin lunar probes have arrived in Florida to begin final preparations for a launch in late summer. The two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory spacecraft (Grail) were shipped from Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, to the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., Friday, May 20. NASA's dynamic duo will orbit the moon to determine the structure of the lunar interior from crust to core and to advance understanding of the thermal evolution of the moon. "NASA's...

2011-05-06 14:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized Jason Jenkins of Aberdeen, S.D., of the Lunar Precursor Robotics Program at NASA Headquarters, for outstanding support of human space flight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Jenkins was recognized for directly contributing to the successful launch and execution of two lunar missions. He provided leadership, guidance, and technical advice to the Lunar...

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2011-03-16 09:10:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team released Tuesday the final set of data from the mission's exploration phase along with the first measurements from its new life as a science satellite. With this fifth release of data, striking new images and maps have been added to the already comprehensive collection of raw lunar data and high-level products, including mosaic images, that LRO has made possible. The spacecraft's seven instruments delivered more than 192 terabytes of data with an...

2011-03-15 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team released Tuesday the final set of data from the mission's exploration phase along with the first measurements from its new life as a science satellite. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) With this fifth release of data, striking new images and maps have been added to the already comprehensive collection of raw lunar data and high-level products, including...