Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Is This a Collapsed Lava Tube on the Moon?

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured fascinating images of a feature on the Moon that could be a collapsed lava…

9 months ago

NASA Satellite Spots the Crash Site for Luna 25

Poor Russia. They can't seem to get much right. Their most recent failure is their Luna 25 spacecraft. It was…

11 months ago

Here’s Where Artemis III Might Land. It Looks… Inviting

Where on the Moon will the first crewed Artemis mission Land? While NASA is still deliberating on the exact location,…

1 year ago

Eight Missions are Getting Extensions, Most Exciting: OSIRIS-REx is Going to Asteroid Apophis

NASA has granted mission extensions to eight different planetary missions, citing the continued excellent operations of the spacecraft, but more…

2 years ago

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…

4 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 years 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.

5 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…

5 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…

5 years ago