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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


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


How NASA’s Lunar Orbiter was Struck by a Meteoroid and Survived to Tell the Tale

On October 13, 2014, something rather…striking…happened to one of the cameras aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which has been imaging the Moon from lunar orbit since 2008. 167 more words


Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Conspiracy

Launched on June 18, 2009 along with the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was the first United States mission tot he moon in over ten years.   485 more words


Chandrayaan-1: the Lost and Found Lunar Orbiter

This is pretty cool.  ;-)

On October 22, 2008, India joined the elite group of nations which have successfully sent spacecraft to orbit the Moon.  The mission was successful, conducting joint operations with NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and LCROSS impactor, deploying an impactor of its own to help search for lunar ice (and making India only the fourth country to place its flag upon the Moon), and providing the first definitive proof of water ice in the lunar soil.   264 more words