Articles tagged "lro"

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JPL finds satellite lost in Moon's orbit

A new technological application of interplanetary radar pioneered by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has successfully located spacecraft orbiting the moon - one active, and one dormant. This new technique could assist...

March 09, 2017

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Earth's gravity significantly impacts the Moon's faults orientation

New data obtained by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show Earth's gravity has made a visible impact on the orientation of faults in the Moon's surface, NASA announced on September 15, 2015. LRO was launched on June 18, 2009 and has so fa

September 15, 2015

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A view from the other side of the Moon

A number of people who've seen NASA's annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can't be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question.The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissan

February 04, 2015

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LRO finds young volcanic deposits on the Moon

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) found scores of young volcanic deposits estimated to be less than 100 million years old and provided researchers with strong evidence the Moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion

October 14, 2014

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's view of Tycho Central Peak

Today, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) celebrates its fifth anniversary in space. LRO launched from Florida on June 18, 2009 and after a four-day journey, it successfully entered lunar orbit on June 23. In the succeeding five years, LRO has continued to shap

June 18, 2014

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Rotating moon video by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team at Arizona State University assembled rotating moon video made from reflectance maps and digital terrain models created from data gathered by LRO’s wide-angle camera. This full 360-degree portrait of the Moon shows its surface as

October 17, 2013

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Moon rotation video by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

This unique view of the moon has been created by using Wide Angle Camera (WAC) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). LRO is a robotic mission that set out to map the Moon's surface and, after a year of exploration, was extended with a unique set of

September 19, 2013

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LRO's fourth anniversary - Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Four years ago, NASA made a long promised return visit to a place so legendary in the history of space exploration that it felt like a reunion with a long lost relative. With the liftoff of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), NASA made a bold statement about its

June 21, 2013

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter finds strong indications of frozen water on the Moon

Since the 1960's, scientists have taught that maybe frozen water might exist preserved in cold, dark craters at the Moon's poles. Althought earlier lunar missions have detected hints of water on the Moon, new data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

June 06, 2013

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NASA demonstrates laser communication with satellite, beams Mona Lisa to the Moon

According to the press release issued on January 17, 2012 NASA demonstrated laser communication with a satellite by beaming image of Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic painting Mona Lisa 240,000 miles to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) orbiting the Moon. Lunar Orbiter

January 21, 2013

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Tour of the Moon

Although the moon has remained largely unchanged during human history, our understanding of it and how it has evolved over time has evolved dramatically. Thanks to new measurements, we have new and unprecedented views of its surface, along with new insight into how it

January 17, 2013