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.
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.