Scientists explain how energetic particles penetrating lunar soil can create molecular hydrogen from water ice, providing insight into how radiation alters water ice throughout the solar system.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter or LRO, in orbit around the moon for four years, has forever changed our view of our nearby neighbor.
NASA visualizers overlay a 3-dimensional model of the moon based on data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter into the shadow of the moon during a lunar transit image from SDO.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is yielding information about the radiation environment humans will encounter as they venture into deep space.
A mystery of the moon that imperiled astronauts and spacecraft on lunar missions has been solved using measurements made by NASA's GRAIL mission combined with LRO data.
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.