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1. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spies Chang'e 3 and Yutu

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

As promised, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's sharp eyes spotted the Chang'e 3 lander and Yutu rover on the lunar surface on December 25. The hardware shows up as a few bright pixels throwing long, dark shadows, clearly visible in a before...

Description: As promised, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's sharp eyes spotted the Chang'e 3 lander and Yutu rover on the lunar surface on December 25. The hardware shows up as a few bright pixels throwing long, dark shadows, clearly visible in a before-and-after comparison.

2. A little Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter news

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:02:00 CDT 2012)

It's been quietly posted to the website for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA's boat in the flotilla of spacecraft being launched to the Moon, that the launch date is now November 24, of this year, about a month later than previously st...

Description: A little Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter news

3. LADEE spotted by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter!

(Web Page; Wed Jan 29 18:04:00 CST 2014)

Look closely at the image below. See a little streak at the center? That is LADEE, in its low orbit around the Moon, photographed by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter on January 15. LADEE was only 9000 meters below, moving in its orbit at 160...

Description: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has managed to snap a photo of the other current lunar orbiter, LADEE, at the Moon.

4. A launch slip for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (not their fault)

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

Bruce Betts sent me some notes he took when he attended the NLSI Lunar Science Conference held at NASA's Ames Research Center last week. Included in his notes was the news (reported already elsewhere) that the launch of Lunar Reconnaiss...

Description: A launch slip for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (not their fault)

5. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a BIG step closer to launch

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:00:00 CDT 2012)

Here's another odd-or-end: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has successfully completed its thermal vacuum testing. That's the step in the development of a space mission after they've completed the spacecraft's assembly, when they run the wh...

Description: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a BIG step closer to launch

6. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter press briefing: silicic volcanoes on the Moon

(Web Page; Sun Aug 23 13:40:00 CDT 2015)

I'm listening to a press briefing from several members of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter science team, regarding three papers published today in Science: "Global Distribution of Large Lunar Craters: Implications for Resurfacing and Im...

Description: I'm listening to a press briefing from several members of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter science team, regarding three papers published today in Science.

7. Finally, I write about Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera photos

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:51:00 CDT 2012)

I am so sorry it's taken me so long to sit down and write about some of the amazing images being returned from the Moon by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera or LROC is the sharpest camera ever sent to...

Description: Finally, I write about Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera photos

8. Some first results from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (or, I love LOLA)

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

As of Tuesday (September 15), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (or LRO as I suppose I'm going to be forced to call it -- I really really wish they'd run a naming contest and given this bird a more graceful, one-word name) is now in its low, ...

Description: Some first results from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (or, I love LOLA)

9. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Images Beresheet Impact Site

(Web Page; Thu May 16 16:41:00 CDT 2019)

Ouch. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has successfully imaged the impact site of the Beresheet lander, which made a really good run at performing the first privately funded Moon landing on 11 April, but crashed after the failure of its m...

Description: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has successfully imaged the impact site of the Beresheet lander, which made a really good run at performing the first privately funded Moon landing on 11 April, but crashed after the failure of its main engine.

10. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner detection of LCROSS impact

(Web Page; Fri Mar 18 16:36:00 CDT 2016)

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner team just released some preliminary views of their data taken during the LCROSS impact, which clearly shows the thermal signature from the crash into the Moon. I'm too tired for analysis so will l...

Description: The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner team just released some preliminary views of their data taken during the LCROSS impact, which clearly shows the thermal signature from the crash into the Moon.

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