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11. A new Earthrise over the Moon from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's pushframe camera

(Web Page; Tue May 13 11:53:00 CDT 2014)

Earth's brilliant colors shine above the drab lunar horizon in this new "Earthrise" photo from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: When the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team posted this photo, they also shared a slightly d...

Description: Earth's brilliant colors shine above the drab lunar horizon in this new "Earthrise" photo from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. An animation that accompanied the image release helped me to write an explainer on how pushframe cameras like Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Wide-Angle Camera works.

12. Checking in on Chang'e 3 and Yutu from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: Yep, still there!

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

Seeing hardware that was built by human hands sitting on the surface of another planet never, ever gets old. Today, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team released two new images of Chang'e 3 and Yutu on the Moon. In my favo...

Description: Seeing hardware that was built by human hands sitting on the surface of another planet never, ever gets old. Today, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team released two new images of Chang'e 3 and Yutu on the Moon.

13. Chang'e 3 and LADEE updates -- and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, too, for good measure

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

Update Dec 6 7:54 a.m. PT: Chang'e 3 has arrived in lunar orbit. Chang'e 3 is just about to land on the Moon, and the LADEE orbiter has begun a new science mission there, while Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is still producing amazing imag...

Description: Chang'e 3 is just about to land on the Moon, and the LADEE orbiter has begun a new science mission there, while Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is still producing amazing images.

14. New views of Lunokhod 1 and Luna 17 from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

(Web Page; Sun Sep 14 17:09:00 CDT 2014)

It is always thrilling to see relics of human exploration out there on other worlds. Today, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team posted some new photos of two defunct spacecraft: the Luna 17 lander and the Lunokhod 1 rover. I've ...

Description: It is always thrilling to see relics of human exploration out there on other worlds. Today, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team posted some new photos of two defunct spacecraft: the Luna 17 lander and the Lunokhod 1 rover. I've posted images of the two craft before, but the ones released today are much better.

15. New Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photos show Apollo sites in sharpest detail yet

(Web Page; Fri Feb 07 13:33:00 CST 2014)

The Apollo program continues to amaze, 42 years after Neil Armstrong took humankind's first steps on the moon. On Tuesday, September 6, NASA released new high-resolution photos of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites, from vantage poi...

Description: On September 6, NASA released new high-resolution photos from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) showing the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites from vantage points as close as 21 kilometers.

16. Last chances to send your name to the Moon on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

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

The deadline to sign up to send your name to the Moon was extended, to July 25 -- but summer's going fast, and that day is coming soon. Hurry up! We have a little "tell a friend" feature on our website that you can use to remind your f...

Description: Last chances to send your name to the Moon on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

17. LPSC: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter results

(Web Page; Mon Oct 19 17:06:00 CDT 2015)

A week later and I am finally getting to the mountains of notes I took on Moon-related talks I saw at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) held in Houston last week. Unlike previous years at LPSC, the Moon was really the lea...

Description: A week later and I am finally getting to the mountains of notes I took on Moon-related talks I saw at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) held in Houston last week.

18. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Ongoing Adventure

(Web Page; Thu May 29 19:42:00 CDT 2014)

The last time I wrote a guest piece for the Planetary Society was nearly five years ago, right after the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) had launched. We were obviously excited about the mission and looking forward to taking a cl...

Description: A few people think that when it comes to the Moon, because we’ve “been there, and done that,” there is nothing new left to discover. But that viewpoint could not be farther from the truth!

19. Comparing Chang'e 2 and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter maps of the Moon

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

Recently, the Chinese Space agency released a global map of the Moon with a zoomable interface that would be familiar to anyone who uses popular terrestrial online maps like Google Maps, Yahoo Maps or Bing Maps. You click on the map or u...

Description: How does the LRO lunar map compare with the new Chinese product from Chang'e 2?

20. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner maps geologic context of Chang'e 3 landing site

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

It's been a quiet couple of weeks on the Chang'e 3 mission, as the Moon's slow rotation takes it through a two-week-long lunar night. Sunrise will come to the landing site on Friday at about 5:30 UT, but I imagine that cold, sleeping spa...

Description: The LRO Diviner Lunar Radiometer has been mapping the entire Moon on a nearly continuous basis since July, 2009. The Diviner team has produced maps of the thermal behavior and and a range of derived quantities at Chang’e 3 landing site that are described in this post.

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