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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Asteroids pummelled Earth, Moon beginning 290 mn years ago: Study

The reason could be related to large collisions taking place more than 290 million years ago in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

Jan 18, 2019, 13:48 PM IST

Moon's water may be widely distributed across its surface, says study

The findings could help researchers understand the origin of the Moon's water and how easy it would be to use as a resource.

Feb 24, 2018, 11:59 AM IST

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's orbiter discovers signs of frozen water on Moon's south pole

Scientists have identified that the bright areas in craters near the Moon's south pole are cold enough to have frost present on the surface.

Jun 02, 2017, 00:11 AM IST

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

Chandrayaan-1: India's first lunar mission lost in space detected orbiting the Moon by NASA radar

In addition to Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, the US space agency also located NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) around the Moon.

Mar 10, 2017, 13:52 PM IST

'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

NASA unveils stunning image of earth 'rising' over the moon!

It can't get more dreamy than this!

Dec 21, 2015, 22:51 PM IST

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

This rare event won't happen again until 2034.

Dec 18, 2015, 09:16 AM IST

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 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

NASA orbiter records brightest hit on Moon

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has acquired the images of the lunar surface before and after the largest recorded explosion occurred on the lunar surface.

Mar 18, 2015, 12:39 PM IST

NASA reveals 'dark' side of the Moon

The US space agency has released a stunning video revealing the far side of the Moon that cannot be seen from the Earth.

Feb 10, 2015, 11:38 AM IST

NASA finds abundance of hydrogen on Moon's pole-facing slopes

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has recently discovered more hydrogen in abundance on Moon 's pole-facing slopes, it has been revealed.

Feb 05, 2015, 12:31 PM IST

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 rover, Moon probe get new lease of life

  Two prestigious NASA probes on the verge of closure - the Mars Opportunity rover and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) - have been given a new lease of life.

Sep 01, 2014, 15:55 PM IST

How moon changes under Earth`s sway

Researchers have combined observations from two NASA missions to check out the moon`s lopsided shape and how it changes under Earth`s sway.

May 30, 2014, 10:12 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

NASA spacecraft captures new amazing `Earthrise` photos

NASA`s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has released pictures of 21st version of an amazing `Earthrise` as seen from the Moon.

May 12, 2014, 01:29 AM IST