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21. NASA re-creates the Apollo 8 Earthrise using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data

(Web Page; Fri Dec 20 14:20:00 CST 2013)

If there's one thing I've learned after decades of studying the first human voyages to another world, it's that there is always more to discover about Apollo. Case in point: The Apollo 8 Earthrise photo that became one of the iconic imag...

Description: If there's one thing I've learned after decades of studying the first human voyages to another world, it's that there is always more to discover about Apollo. Case in point: The Apollo 8 Earthrise photo that became one of the iconic images of the 20th century.

22. Interpreting a crater on the Moon

(Web Page; Thu Feb 11 12:01:00 CST 2016)

The images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera or LROC are absolutely stunning. The instrument team does their best to make the images accessible online through the neat Zoomify tool, but unless you have the world's largest moni...

Description: The images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera or LROC are absolutely stunning.

23. LROC spots Russian "monument" to International Women's Day

(Web Page; Mon Oct 19 12:44:00 CDT 2015)

There was a piece of the Lunar-Reconnaissance-Orbiter-spots-the-Lunokhods story that I was intrigued by but just didn't have the time this week to investigate properly. So I sent a note about it to Nancy Atkinson in the hopes that she'd ...

Description: There was a piece of the Lunar-Reconnaissance-Orbiter-spots-the-Lunokhods story that I was intrigued by but just didn't have the time this week to investigate properly.

24. 3D view of an unnamed lunar crater

(Web Page; Sun Mar 01 16:40:00 CST 2015)

Got a pair of red-blue 3D glasses handy? I don't post 3D images that often because I know many of you don't, but this one was too good to pass up. Nathanial Burton-Bradford, an amateur image processor, noticed the other day that the Lun...

Description: Grab your red-blue 3D glasses and dive in to this small but spectacular unnamed lunar crater as seen in a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photo.

25. Fly me to the Moon...

(Web Page; Fri Feb 22 16:57:00 CST 2013)

First off, hi again everyone! It's a great pleasure to be asked once again to help fill in for Sanaya and Anahita Lakdawalla's mom Emily on The Planetary Society's Weblog this week. I'm constantly amazed by how many people tell me that t...

Description: Jim Bell describes his proposal to join the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Cameras science team.

26. What's the significance of this unremarkable spot on the Moon?

(Web Page; Tue Jul 28 06:42:00 CDT 2015)

This was a fun image released by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera science team. Take a look at it and see if you can figure out what the significance of the red arrow is. I'll give you a hint: it doesn't have anything to do with a...

Description: This was a fun image released by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera science team. Take a look at it and see if you can figure out what the significance of the red arrow is.

27. Gorgeous high-res image of the Apollo 17 landing site

(Web Page; Thu Mar 17 14:04:00 CDT 2016)

The LROC team posted today a new image of the Apollo 17 landing site, captured after Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter had gotten in to its 50-kilometer mapping orbit, so this is much more detailed than the previous view. Holy cow, you can se...

Description: The LROC team posted today a new image of the Apollo 17 landing site, captured after Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter had gotten in to its 50-kilometer mapping orbit, so this is much more detailed than the previous view.

28. Pretty picture: Mini-RF exposes lunar geology

(Web Page; Tue Oct 20 10:31:00 CDT 2015)

There are all kinds of neat things to see in this recently released image from the Mini-RF synthetic aperture radar instrument aboard Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: At top is the Cobra Head (24.7° N, 49.3° W; about 7 km diamete...

Description: There are all kinds of neat things to see in this recently released image from the Mini-RF synthetic aperture radar instrument aboard Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

29. New crater found in LROC image from the Moon

(Web Page; Tue Aug 25 11:48:00 CDT 2015)

This news is no surprise, but I think it's the first such discovery I've heard of: the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team has identified a new crater on the Moon, one that wasn't there when Apollo 15 flew over, and which doe...

Description: This news is no surprise, but I think it's the first such discovery I've heard of: the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team has identified a new crater on the Moon, one that wasn't there when Apollo 15 flew over.

30. Stunning new images show what the Chang'e-4 mission has been up to

(Web Page; Thu Feb 07 10:02:00 CST 2019)

China has all but shut down to welcome the Year of the Pig and Yutu-2 is taking a precautionary midday nap, but the Chang’e-4 mission is still sending us some new and brilliant footage from its various spacecraft—while also b...

Description: Chang’e-4 is sending home brilliant footage from its various spacecraft, while also being snapped by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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