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Which Of These Moon Pictures Catches Your Eye? NASA Asks You To Pick The Best

by Elizabeth Howell May 23, 2014

If you’re a fan of moon observation, it’s lucky for you that spacecraft such as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter exist. For about the past five years, the NASA spacecraft has been in orbit around a closest large neighbor, taking images of the surface in high-definition. To celebrate LRO’s fifth anniversary, NASA is asking members of the public […]

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The Newest ‘Earthrise’ Image, Courtesy of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

by Nancy Atkinson May 7, 2014

That’s Earth. That’s us. Way off in the distance as a fairly small, blue and swirly white sphere. This is the newest so-called “Earthrise” image, and it was taken on February 1, 2014 by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. “LRO experiences twelve earthrises every day, however LROC is almost always busy imaging the lunar surface so […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – April 18, 2014: Another Earth, Dragon Launch, LADEE Impact

by Fraser Cain April 18, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: Casey Dreier, Brian Koberlein, Jason Major, Sondy Springmann, David Dickinson Fraser Cain on Google+

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Zoom to the Moon’s North Pole with this Incredible New Gigapixel Map

by Bob King March 18, 2014

OMG – breathtaking! That was my reaction when I clicked on this incredible new interactive map of the moon’s north polar region. Be prepared to be amazed. It took four years and 10,581 images for the LROC (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera) team to assemble what’s believed to be the largest publicly available image mosaic in […]

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NASA Lunar Orbiter snaps Spectacular Images of Yutu Moon Rover driving around Chang’e-3 Lander

by Ken Kremer March 7, 2014

The powerful telescopic camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has captured spectacular new images detailing the traverse of China’s Yutu moon rover around the landing site during its first two months exploring the Moon’s pockmarked grey terrain. The newly released high resolution LRO images even show Yutu’s tracks cutting into the lunar surface as […]

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