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NASA Spacecraft's Grave on Moon Found

A NASA spacecraft has spotted the place where one of its brethren slammed into the surface of the moon six months ago.

The agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) photographed a new lunar crater that researchers say is the grave of NASA’s LADEE probe, which ended its mission with an intentional crash onto the moon’s surface on April 18, 2014. 308 more words

06. Scientia

Magnificent Moon

This striking image of a crater on the Moon’s surface was taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter which provides the data for Moon Zoo. One of our helpful volunteers suggested it to me, for which I am very grateful! 37 more words

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NASA finds widespread evidence of young lunar volcanism

(This feature, known as Maskelyne, is one of many newly discovered young volcanic deposits – Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University)

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has gathered strong evidence that the moon’s volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago 451 more words