Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Here’s Chang’e-5, Seen From Lunar Orbit

Images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) show where the Chang'e-5 mission landed. The samples obtained by this lander…

9 months ago

Why Does the Moon’s Ryder Crater Look This Way?

This may be one of the strangest craters you’ll ever see. Ryder crater is located near the south pole of…

11 months ago

Mapping Out the Water on the Moon

Using LRO data, the ESA recently created a map of water ice on the Moon, which will aid in future…

1 year ago

The Impact Site of China’s Longjiang-2 Spacecraft has Been Found on the Moon

Thanks to an amateur tracker, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team found the lunar impact site of China's Longjiang-2 satellite.

2 years ago

India’s Crashed Lander is In This Picture, Somewhere

This image of the lunar highlands is from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. You'd need superhuman eyesight to spot it, but…

2 years ago

There May be Thick Ice Deposits on the Moon and Mercury

According to a new analysis of LRO and MESSENGER data, the ice deposits on the Moon and Mercury could be…

2 years ago

Rock Almost Rolled Into This Crater on the Moon… Almost

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter recently spotted a boulder that had rolled downhill inside the Antoniadi crater, very nearly landing in…

2 years ago

See a Simulation of the Moon for Every Day in 2019

It's always easier to show someone a picture of something rather than to use 1,000 words to explain it. The…

3 years ago

The Moon Is Getting Slammed Way More Than We Thought

A new study of the current rate of meteoroid impacts on the Moon suggests that those iconic astronaut boot prints…

5 years ago

Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 8 2016!

This Saturday, October 8, 2016, is International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation,…

5 years ago