NASA ended its successful GRAIL mission by intentionally crashing the twin spacecraft into the moon. Another satellite observed the event.
Scientific observations made by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) are the subject of a special edition of Journal of Geophysical Research Planets.
NASA beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the LRO spacecraft as part of the first demo of laser communication with a satellite at the moon.
Readings from Apollo 14 and 15 dust detectors have been restored and made available to scientists thanks to work by the National Space Science Data Center at Goddard.
A new animation highlighting the phases of the Moon has been released by the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is acquiring stereo images of the moon that can be used to generate 3-D views of the moon's surface.
Small patches of ice could make up at most five to ten percent of material in walls of Shackleton crater.
Scientists using LRO's spectrometer have observed helium in the tenuous atmosphere surrounding the moon.
Scientists mapped Shackleton crater with unprecedented detail using the laser altimeter on LRO and found evidence for ice.
Imagine being on a spacecraft flying backward with its small window facing down toward the moon. Suddenly, Earth rises over the lunar limb.
Celebrating 1,000 days in orbit, the LRO team released two new videos.
One of the main goals of the Apollo 16 mission was to explore and sample a young bright-rayed crater aptly named North Ray crater.
This image of the Apollo 11 landing site captured from just 24 km (15 miles) above the surface provides LRO's best look yet at humanity’s first venture to another world.
This image shows the remnants of not one, but two missions to the moon.
This new LRO image taken from low altitude shows Apollo 15 hardware and tracks in more detail than seen before.
Small valleys in the lunar crust appear to be 50 million years old -- young, from a geological perspective.
University of New Hampshire-based researchers used an LRO instrument to directly measure radiation effects from late January's solar flare.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has acquired more than 100,000 followers on Twitter. LRO joined Twitter on May 29, 2008.
LRO will get a moon-based perspective on the final lunar eclipse of 2011, which occurs on December 10.
The new topographic map -- the highest resolution ever created -- shows surface shape and features over nearly the entire moon.
The sample, returned as part of a larger rock by the Apollo 15 mission, will go on public display beginning Nov. 5, 2011.