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61. LCROSS Mission Selects Crater Cabeus A As Target for October 9 Impact

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

[I just posted this as a formal news story too.] NASA announced this morning that the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission has selected the target for its planned impact. The selected crater is Cabeus A, which...

Description: LCROSS Mission Selects Crater Cabeus A As Target for October 9 Impact

62. Send Your Name to the Moon!

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

We're doing it again -- helping to gather people's names for flight to another place in the solar system. This time it's to a nearby destination, the Moon, aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is scheduled to launch this fall....

Description: Send Your Name to the Moon!

63. Messages from Earth

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

That image of the Phoenix DVD sitting calmly on Mars has been getting quite a lot of play across the Internet today, including on the home pages of NASA and the Phoenix mission at the University of Arizona.NASA / JPL / U. ArizonaVisions ...

Description: Messages from Earth

64. Elephant Skin on the Moon

(Web Page; Sat Sep 19 07:45:00 CDT 2015)

There's a name for that funny hummocky texture to the lunar landscape: "elephant skin." I know that now, thanks to an image featured on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera website on May 13. Here's a closeup of what elephant skin tex...

Description: There's a name for that funny hummocky texture to the lunar landscape: "elephant skin."

65. And now for Luna 17 and Lunokhod 1

(Web Page; Mon Oct 19 13:15:00 CDT 2015)

I am delighted to report that within a day of the first view of Luna 21 and Lunokhod 2 since the end of that mission in 1973, the sister mission, Luna 17 and Lunokhod 1, has also been found -- and this time by Russian scientists. They di...

Description: I am delighted to report that within a day of the first view of Luna 21 and Lunokhod 2 since the end of that mission in 1973, the sister mission, Luna 17 and Lunokhod 1, has also been found.

66. A couple of helpful visualizations of LCROSS impact

(Web Page; Fri Mar 18 18:38:00 CDT 2016)

The visualization studio at Goddard Space Flight Center has just posted some handy simulations of what we can expect the LCROSS impact to look like. First, here's a movie that zooms in from the entire moon to the ejecta curtain in Cabeus...

Description: The visualization studio at Goddard Space Flight Center has just posted some handy simulations of what we can expect the LCROSS impact to look like.

67. International meetings: Moon initiatives

(Web Page; Wed Jan 24 09:29:00 CST 2018)

Stimulated by data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and other robotic Moon missions, interest is rising globally in expanded lunar science, resource exploration and eventually permanent human settlement. Also, the potential for co...

Description: Interest is rising globally in expanded lunar science, resource exploration and eventually permanent human settlement. Also, the potential for commercial lunar enterprises is being seriously examined.

68. Hi, I'm back!

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

EDIT: Yikes! I forgot to include Sam in my "Thank you" list below. That error has been fixed. Sorry, Sam!Emily here again. I hope everyone has had a grand summer! As of this morning, August 3, I am officially back to work. A lot ha...

Description: Hi, I'm back!

69. The Strangest Place on the Moon?

(Web Page; Mon Oct 21 02:20:00 CDT 2013)

It's always rewarding to wander the surface of the Moon using the archive of images captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. It's full of pictures that show off the Moon's stark beauty, pictures so sharp you can see right down to in...

Description: A closer look at the odd lunar feature called "Ina."

70. Moonwalking

(Web Page; Wed Mar 19 08:26:00 CDT 2014)

Harrison "Jack" Schmitt was the last person to step down onto the Moon. He was also the only professional geologist to work on the lunar surface, which he did during the Apollo 17 expedition to the Taurus-Littrow Valley. The Moon's geol...

Description: Get an astronaut's view into several lunar craters.

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