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  • Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photographs Apollo landing sites

    Laurel KornfeldNovember 23rd, 2015

    NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), capable of descending as close as 31 miles (50 km) from the lunar surface, has photographed all six of the Apollo landing sites in unprecedented detail. The sites were chosen with the goal of exploring different geological terrains on the Moon's surface. All are located on the Moon's near side, which faces the Earth.

  • NASA’s LRO shows effects of Earth’s gravity on the Moon

    Joe LatrellSeptember 21st, 2015

    Just as the Moon's gravity influences the Earth, the opposite is also true. A new report from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft shows that Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults formed in the Moon's surface.

  • NASA’s LRO discovers lunar hydrogen more abundant on Moon’s pole-facing slopes

    SpaceFlight InsiderFebruary 5th, 2015

    Traveling to space is difficult and extremely expensive. Even transporting something as simple as water to space is very costly. However, that could change. Recently, high abundances of hydrogen-rich molecules and possibly even water have been discovered on the Moon by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). This type of discovery is vital for the future of […]