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.
These LRO images show some of the basaltic rocks, lava rilles and other features visited by the Apollo 15 crew, as well as Dante Crater - where the evidence of the Moon's volcanic past may be exposed.
The Planetary Data System has released data sets from the seven instruments on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, allowing the public to follow along with NASA on its journey of lunar discovery.
The LRO team begins a new series of featured images today that highlight regions of interest for potential future human and robotic lunar exploration.
The first Planetary Data System (PDS) LRO data release will occur in mid-March 2010. To help interested users familiarize themselves with the data before the official release date the LROC team will periodically release draft data.
NASA is unveiling the latest results from LRO at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is cited as one of the best innovations in aviation in the December issue of Popular Science.
LRO has made detailed observations to support the LCROSS selection of a lunar south pole crater for its October 9 impact.
The laser ranging effort to track the LRO spacecraft produces distance measurements accurate to within about four inches over nearly 250,000 miles.
NASA showcased new images from LRO's seven instruments and provided updates about the topography of the moon's south pole during a news conference on Sept. 17, 2009.
NASA reported Thursday that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully completed its testing and calibration phase and entered its mapping orbit of the moon.
NASA and ISRO will attempt a novel joint experiment that could yield more information on whether ice exists in a permanently shadowed crater near the north pole of the moon.
When NASA engineers designed the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), they knew it would need an extraordinary communications system.
With the Mini-RF instrument flying aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, the space agency now has two powerful tools searching for ice on the moon.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has transmitted its first images since reaching lunar orbit June 23.
After a four and a half day journey from the Earth, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully entered orbit around the moon.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter launched at 5:32 p.m. EDT Thursday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.