NASA's LRO captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.
On June 10, 2011, LRO captured a dramatic sunrise view of Tycho crater.
LRO has forever changed our view of the moon, literally bringing it into sharper focus and showing us the whole globe in unprecedented detail.
The June 15 lunar eclipse won't be visible in North America, but LRO will get to see it from less than 50 miles above the moon's surface.
In anticipation of the upcoming lunar eclipse later this month, NASA has released a new video that shows how lunar eclipses work.
"Scars" left by past impacts and volcanic eruptions are all that remain to tell the tale of what happened to the moon...
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team released the final set of data from the mission's exploration phase.
A new topographic map of the moon will be released later this year, but a sneak-peek is available now!
Apollo 14's crew would have gotten even more spectacular views of the moon, if they'd had high-resolution lunar maps now available from LRO.
LRO is allowing researchers to create the most precise and complete map to date of the moon's complex, heavily cratered landscape.
Support from LRO was critical to LCROSS's mission to search the moon's polar regions for evidence of water.
The moon was bombarded by two distinct populations of asteroids or comets in its youth, and its surface is more complex than previously thought.
As LRO orbits the Moon every two hours sending down a stream of science data, it is easy to forget how close the Moon is to the Earth.
A new geologic map of a lunar basin paints an instant, camouflage-colored portrait of what a mash-up the moon's surface is after eons of violent events.
Newly discovered cliffs in the lunar crust indicate the moon shrank in the recent past (geologically speaking) and might still be shrinking today.
The Earth as seen from the Moon! This is an LROC NAC mosaic of images snapped on 12 June 2010 during a calibration sequence.
In celebration of one year since launch, here are ten cool things already observed by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA-funded scientists estimate that the volume of water molecules locked inside minerals in the moon’s interior could exceed the amount of water in the Great Lakes here on Earth.
More than 37 years after humans last walked on the moon, planetary scientists are inviting members of the public to return to the lunar surface as "virtual astronauts."
Wrinkle ridges like these are common on lunar mare surfaces and have long been a subject of interest to lunar scientists.
UCSD researchers successfully pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector on the lunar surface by bouncing laser signals from Earth to the Russian Lunokhod 1 retroreflector using LRO coordinates of the rover itself.