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41. APOLLO program pinpoints location of Lunokhod 1 retroreflector

(Web Page; Tue Sep 22 08:17:00 CDT 2015)

With the recent Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter imaging of the Lunokhod 1 rover, scientists on the APOLLO project were finally able to do something that scientists have been dreaming of for more than three decades: shoot the rover with a la...

Description: With the recent Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter imaging of the Lunokhod 1 rover, scientists on the APOLLO project were finally able to do something that scientists have been dreaming of for more than three decades: shoot the rover with a laser.

42. LPSC 2011: Lunar Layers

(Web Page; Tue Nov 12 18:51:00 CST 2013)

Here's another article based on a Lunar and Planetary Science Conference presentation, by Mike Malaska. By day, Mike is a Ph.D. organic chemist leading drug discovery projects for a pharmaceutical company. By night, he is a space enthusi...

Description: Some recent high-resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) have revealed large blocks on the lunar surface that show evidence of layers. The layered blocks were seen near the crater Aristarchus, which is a bright crater in the northeast quadrant of the nearside Moon.

43. The End of Opportunity and the Burden of Success

(Web Page; Tue Apr 15 20:34:00 CDT 2014)

Lately, multiple news outlets have reported on the possible cancellation of the Opportunity rover, the longest-running Mars surface mission in history. Less reported, but equally important, is that NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LR...

Description: The Opportunity rover and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are both zeroed out in NASA's 2015 budget. Learn why these missions face the axe and why the White House is forcing NASA to choose between existing missions and starting new ones.

44. Moon Mappers citizen science project now public, and statistics show it works!

(Web Page; Tue Jan 15 23:16:00 CST 2013)

Last week, Pamela Gay of CosmoQuest announced that their Moon Mappers citizen science project is out of its beta phase and ready for prime time. Moon Mappers enlists the help of the public to perform the gargantuan task of mapping the si...

Description: Last week, Pamela Gay of CosmoQuest announced that their Moon Mappers citizen science project is out of its beta phase and ready for prime time. Moon Mappers enlists the help of the public to perform the gargantuan task of mapping the sizes and positions of craters photographed on the Moon by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Crater counting is the most powerful tool geologists have for figuring out how old planetary surfaces are. But when you have Terabytes of data, it's simply impossible for one scientist to count all the craters

45. LRO Sends First Images

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

by Amir AlexanderOn June 30, one week after entering lunar orbit, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter turned on its LROC camera and began taking images of the Moon. The first ones were taken along the termination line, showing a hilly regio...

Description: LRO Sends First Images

46. A solar eclipse - as viewed from the Moon

(Web Page; Fri Jul 21 13:52:00 CDT 2017)

A solar eclipse isn't just a spiffy sight to Earthlings; it looks pretty cool to lunar dwellers as well. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, at home at the Moon, performed a really difficult feat during last weekend's solar eclipse, catching a...

Description: A solar eclipse isn't just a spiffy sight to Earthlings; it looks pretty cool to lunar dwellers as well.

47. Lovely crater turns up in MoonZoo; 2 million images classified, lots more Moon left

(Web Page; Sun Sep 22 12:31:00 CDT 2013)

Here's a very pretty picture to start off the week: a really gorgeous fresh crater on the lunar farside. There's nothing particularly unusual about this crater; it's just recent and fresh so there's a mesmerizing amount of detail in the ...

Description: Here's a very pretty picture to start off the week: a really gorgeous fresh crater on the lunar farside. There's nothing particularly unusual about this crater; it's just recent and fresh so there's a mesmerizing amount of detail in the feathery patterns of the ejecta that fans outward from it.

48. LRO Launched to the Moon

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

by Amir AlexanderAt 5:32pm EDT (21:32 UTC), June 18, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) lifted off from its launch pas at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on board an Atlas V rocket. LRO will take 4 days to reach the Moon, and ano...

Description: LRO Launched to the Moon

49. What planet is THIS?

(Web Page; Mon Oct 19 12:24:00 CDT 2015)

Check out this watery world! It's clearly a computer simulation of something, but of what? Can you guess? Why, it's the Moon, of course. Daein Ballard created this view using the recently released Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Laser ...

Description: Check out this watery world! It's clearly a computer simulation of something, but of what? Can you guess?

50. LRO has arrived in Florida; LCROSS has shipped

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

A pile of pictures at the Kennedy Space Center Media Gallery documents the safe arrival of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at Astrotech, the private company where it'll undergo its final assembly and testing. As of this moment there's 22 p...

Description: LRO has arrived in Florida; LCROSS has shipped

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