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Latest Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Continues Imaging On The Moon
2013-09-25 10:32:57

Repeat imaging of anthropogenic (human-made) targets on the Moon remains a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) priority as the LRO Extended Science Mission continues.

NASA: There Really Is No 'Dark Side Of The Moon'
2013-09-18 09:54:33

A newly released NASA video reminds us that there is no such thing as a dark side of the moon – just a far side.

NASA Looks To Lasers For Deep Space Communications
2013-08-29 10:57:45

Laser-based fiber optic technology may slowly be becoming the standard way to send digital communications here on Earth – but for deep-space transmissions, NASA and other space agencies have been relying on radio waves to send data and computer codes.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Surveys Moon Landing Sites
2013-07-10 07:46:47

Like the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), the Lunar Orbiter program's primary design function was to obtain images that would allow scientists and engineers to characterize the moon's surface in order to find safe and engaging landing sites for future missions.

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.

Moon Radiation Study Reduce Health Risks Astronauts
2013-06-12 10:23:11

A new study reports that data collected by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) reveals that lighter materials like plastics provide effective shielding against the radiation hazards faced by astronauts during extended space travel.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Detects Hydrogen, Mercury From Twin GRAIL Impacts
2013-03-27 12:00:36

Using instruments on board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), NASA officials were able to detect mercury and hydrogen in the gas plumes that arose following the impact of the twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft last December, the US space agency announced on Tuesday.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.