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This Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter composite image shows the Moon as it will appear on the night of Oct. 28 - International Observe the Moon Night. Credit: NASA LRO

Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017!

Saturday, October 28, 2017, is International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. InOMN is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), and the Lunar and Planetary […]

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Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 8 2016!

This Saturday, October 8, 2016, is International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. InOMN is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), and the Lunar and […]

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LROC before-image M1119014742L, after-image M1149637354L [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

New Moon Crater

The Moon is covered in craters, and it’s so hard to count them all, as you well know! It probably doesn’t help that there are new craters being formed all the time, as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s constant monitoring reminds us. Another new crater was found by comparing images from before a “flash” event detected on […]

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Moon as Art Winner

You voted, and the results are in. The most beautiful image from the Moon is of the central peak of Tycho! The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team selected the 24 most beautiful images from the mission and let you vote on the best of the top 5. That winner will become toe cover of the Moon […]

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Tracks made by Lunokhod 2. Credit: NASA/ GSFC/ Arizona State University]

A Surprising Historical Discovery on the Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) continued to dazzle us with high-resolution views of the lunar surface. It had the first camera with fine enough angular resolution to actually image the spacecraft left at the Apollo landing sites. If you are working with MoonMappers long enough, you might even come across an image of the Apollo […]

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