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Latest Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories

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2012-11-21 12:25:09

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has helped to create an animation showing hourly intervals of the moon's surface throughout next year.

Space Radiation Forecasts In Real Time
2012-10-16 14:06:24

Astrophysicists have created the first online system for predicting and forecasting the radiation environment in near-Earth, lunar, and Martian space environments.

The Moon In 3D
2012-09-25 13:22:59

Scientists are using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) to develop a way to explore the Moon in three dimensions.

Ice On The Moon May Be Possible
2012-08-31 13:17:18

Somewhere between five to ten percent of the walls of Shackleton crater could contain small patches of ice, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters.

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.

American Flags Still Standing On The Moon
2012-07-30 06:56:29

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera has relayed images back to Earth showing that five of the six American flags placed on the Moon during the Apollo missions were still standing and casting shadows on the surface.

Evidence For Ice On Moon's South Pole Found
2012-06-20 12:36:31

Scientists from MIT, Brown University, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have found possible evidence for small amounts of ice on the Moon's south pole.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.