03.08.12 - 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.
03.07.12 - 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.
03.06.12 - This image shows the remnants of not one, but two missions to the moon.
03.05.12 - This new LRO image taken from low altitude shows Apollo 15 hardware and tracks in more detail than seen before.
09.06.11 - Normally the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) orbits the Moon in a 50 km altitude, near-circular, polar orbit.
09.06.11 - NASA's LRO captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.
07.08.10 - This image from LRO of the Apollo 16 landing site was acquired when the sun was nearly overhead. High sun causes white and metallic artifacts left on the surface by to stand out in high contrast.
04.13.10 - The close-up here shows the Apollo 15 landing site. The Apollo 15 Lunar Laser Ranging RetroReflector (LRRR) array is one of four such working arrays on the surface of the moon.
03.23.10 - On April 14, 1970, the Apollo 13 Saturn IVB upper stage impacted the moon north of Mare Cognitum. The resulting crater, roughly 30 meters in diameter, is clearly visible in a new LRO image.
01.29.10 - Images from the LRO Camera taken at slightly different angles were used to make 3D measurements of the Apollo 14 landing site.
11.09.09 - Now in its mapping orbit, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped its best-quality image of the Apollo 11 landing site to date.
11.04.09 - From a 50 km mapping orbit, LROC reveals more details of the Apollo 12 landing site.
10.28.09 - The next pass over the Apollo 17 landing site resulted in images with more than two times better resolution than previously acquired.
10.08.09 - LRO has snapped a photo of the impact site of part of Apollo 14's Saturn IVB rocket booster, intentionally impacted to serve scientific purposes.
10.01.09 - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned another image of the Apollo 11 landing site.
09.03.09 - Four months after the success of Apollo 11, NASA launched Apollo 12 in November 1969. Almost exactly 40 years later, LRO has seen the landing site.
08.20.09 - This LROC image released highlights one of the locations visited by the Apollo 14 astronauts.
07.17.09 - NASA's LRO spacecraft has returned images of five of the six Apollo moon landing sites.
07.25.08 - Images from a Japanese spacecraft show evidence of the Apollo 15 astronauts' visit to the lunar surface.
10.19.05 - NASA scientists are using the Hubble Space Telescope to hunt for resources on the lunar surface.
06.28.04 - Astronauts, spacecraft, moon rocks and science experiments all returned safely from the Moon. But what was left behind?