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Tour of the Moon

Take a time-out from the news of the day or your busy routine. Tour some of the interesting features of our Moon as presented by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/David Ladd. 17 more words

Astronomy

The rotating moon

Stitched together are images of the entire moon as taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The two sides of our space neighbor are quite different in appearance thanks to the Moon being tidally locked to Earth.

Video

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

On 18 June 2009 the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter lifted off from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral on an United Launch Alliance Atlas V.  About four days later it entered orbit around the Moon on it’s mission to collect data and map the Moon’s surface in far greater detail than ever before. 713 more words

Spaceflight

The Moon's View of the Eclipse

This animation begins with an image of the Moon’s shadow on the Earth captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. As the levels of gray in the image are gradually adjusted the background saturates until the features of the landscape disappear, making it possible to see the edge of the total solar eclipse. 93 more words

Science

Solar Eclipse | Viewed From Moon

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LRO circles the Moon in a polar orbit. The LRO instruments return data on the lunar surface. Temperature maps, a mapping grid, high-resolution images cover the entire surface. 185 more words

Astronomy