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51. 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...

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52. 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?

53. 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

54. More Blogs: Kaguya's launch, and Stars Above

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:11:00 CDT 2012)

There are two new blogs I'd like to point you to. First, Tyler Nordgren has sent in a post from the next stop on his Stars Above, Earth Below trip, in which he searches (with only limited success) for the namesake landforms of Glacier N...

Description: More Blogs: Kaguya's launch, and Stars Above

55. Door 9 in the 2010 advent calendar

(Web Page; Fri May 29 12:09:00 CDT 2015)

Time to open the ninth door in the advent calendar. Until the New Year, I'll be opening a door onto a different landscape from somewhere in the solar system. Where in the solar system is this jumble of boulders and fissures? This phot...

Description: Time to open the ninth door in the advent calendar. Where in the solar system is this jumble of boulders and fissures?

56. Lunar missions: the start of an ending for one, the start of a beginning for another

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

JAXA reported today that "The relay satellite 'OKINA (RSTAR)' made an impact on the lunar surface on February 12, 2009 (JST), and the four-way Doppler measurement mission was successfully completed." Okina was just a tiny subsatellite d...

Description: Lunar missions: the start of an ending for one, the start of a beginning for another

57. A Little Moonlight

(Web Page; Wed Jun 19 13:32:00 CDT 2013)

One evening, a resplendent full moon rose above the mountains over Salt Lake City. The sky was awash in silver. I took a picture. As I watched the moon climb I thought about the fact that, at that very moment, a robotic spacecraft was...

Description: From far away, or from so near you could almost touch it, the moon is beautiful.

58. Is Opportunity near Lunokhod's distance record? Not as close as we used to think!

(Web Page; Fri Jun 21 18:57:00 CDT 2013)

A few weeks ago, a press release from the Opportunity mission celebrated Opportunity's surpassing of the previous NASA off-world driving record. That record was set in December 1972 by the Apollo 17 astronauts aboard their Lunar Roving V...

Description: A few weeks ago, a press release from the Opportunity mission celebrated Opportunity's surpassing of the previous NASA off-world driving record. That record was set in December 1972 by the Apollo 17 astronauts aboard their Lunar Roving Vehicle. They seem very close to Lunokhod 2's stated 37-kilometer driving record, but hold your horses -- we now know Lunokhod went longer than we thought.

59. The Moon, In Depth

(Web Page; Tue Jan 20 15:59:00 CST 2015)

For years, scientists exploring the Earth's moon have benefitted from detailed, three-dimensional views of the lunar landscape. Now, it's easier than ever for anyone to see those same 3D pictures. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a ...

Description: Explore a new collection of 3D lunar landscapes.

60. LRO & LCROSS: Ready to Roll to Pad 41

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

by Ken KremerThe million pound thrust Atlas V rocket which will blast NASA's piggybacked Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) to the Moon is set to be rolled out from the Vertical...

Description: LRO & LCROSS: Ready to Roll to Pad 41

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