LRO

How the moon saw itself when it shadowed the sun during total solar eclipse – NASA's LRO gives a glimpse!

How the moon saw itself when it shadowed the sun during total solar eclipse – NASA's LRO gives a glimpse!

As LRO crossed the lunar south pole heading north at 3,579 mph (1,600 meters per second), the shadow of the Moon was racing across the United States at 1,500 mph (670 meters per second).

Aug 30, 2017, 15:45 PM IST
NASA scientists decode the reason for lunar orbiter's 'wild and jittery' 2014 images!

NASA scientists decode the reason for lunar orbiter's 'wild and jittery' 2014 images!

From the sudden and jagged pattern apparent in the image, the LROC team determined that the camera must have been hit by a tiny meteoroid, NASA said in a statement on Friday.

May 27, 2017, 14:33 PM IST
'Moon gets complete facelift every 81,000 years'

'Moon gets complete facelift every 81,000 years'

The findings, published in Nature, come from "before and after" pictures taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, which has been mapping the Moon since 2009.

Oct 13, 2016, 08:48 AM IST
Breathtaking image of Earthrise from the moon – See pic!

Breathtaking image of Earthrise from the moon – See pic!

The high resolution Earthrise image was captured from the spacecraft's vantage point in orbit around the moon.

Dec 18, 2015, 22:48 PM IST
Christmas gift: Watch rare full moon lighting up night sky

Christmas gift: Watch rare full moon lighting up night sky

This rare event won't happen again until 2034.

Dec 18, 2015, 09:16 AM IST
Earth's gravitational pull 'massaging' our moon

Earth's gravitational pull 'massaging' our moon

New images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft revealed earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the moon shrinks.

Oct 15, 2015, 13:44 PM IST
Earth's gravitational pull shrinking the Moon: NASA

Earth's gravitational pull shrinking the Moon: NASA

Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the Moon shrinks, NASA has revealed.

Sep 16, 2015, 21:37 PM IST
Fresh evidence of 'late-stage' volcanic activities may rewrite history of moon

Fresh evidence of 'late-stage' volcanic activities may rewrite history of moon

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers evidence of late-stage volcanic activities in Moon's geologic history.

Oct 13, 2014, 11:48 AM IST

NASA`s Mars Opportunity breaks `out of this world` distance record

NASA`s Opportunity Mars rover has now become the first vehicle to travel farther than any other man made vehicle on the surface of another world.

Jul 29, 2014, 11:04 AM IST

NASA asks public to select best moon image for Lunar Orbiter Anniversary Collection

As NASA`s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) celebrates its fifth birthday in orbit on June 18, the space agency has asked the public to help in choosing the best orbiter image of the moon, which will be the cover of the special image collection.

May 28, 2014, 18:20 PM IST

Use mouse to explore this gigantic moon image

Are you a moon lover? You can now explore the lunar surface with your mouse in the comfort of your home!

Mar 19, 2014, 21:04 PM IST

NASA releases rare photos of Apollo landing sites

NASA`s LRO has snapped the sharpest photos ever of tracks & trash left behind by Apollo astronauts.

Sep 07, 2011, 08:46 AM IST

NASA`s LRO creates comprehensive moon map

Researchers have created the most detailed and comprehensive map of the moon`s complex landscape.

Dec 20, 2010, 13:37 PM IST