Latest Oceanus Procellarum Stories
Analysis of a massive rectangular feature buried just below the lunar surface by NASA’s GRAIL spacecraft has revealed that the giant basin on the moon’s near side was likely created by ancient lava flows and not a massive asteroid collision.
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.
Researchers are saying the massive dark spot seen on the moon, known as the Ocean of Storms, is a scar from a giant cosmic impact.
Owing to SMART-1â€™s high resolution and favourable illumination conditions during the satelliteâ€™s scientific operations, data from Europeâ€™s lunar orbiter is helping put together a story linking geological and volcanic activity on the Moon.
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