Category Archives: LRO

Grail At the Moon

 Grail Recovery and Interior Labratory NASA’s Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)-A spacecraft successfully completed its planned main engine burn at 2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST) today. As of 3 p.m. PST (6 p.m. EST), GRAIL-A is in a … Continue reading

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Space Geodesy

 Project manager Stephen Merkowitz talks about his work with NASA’s Space Geodesy Project, including a brief overview of the four fundamental techniques of space geodesy: GPS, VLBI, SLR, and DORIS. Learn more about space geodesy at: http://space-geodesy.nasa.gov/ This video is … Continue reading

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Subtly Shaded Map of Moon Reveals Titanium Treasure Troves

A map of the Moon combining observations in visible and ultraviolet wavelengths shows a treasure trove of areas rich in Titanium ores. Not only is Titanium a valuable mineral, it is key to helping scientists unravel the mysteries of the … Continue reading

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LRO’s Crater Science Investigations

If you want to learn more about the history of Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system, craters are a great place to look. Now, thanks to LRO’s LROC instrument, we can take a much closer look at … Continue reading

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The Lunar Far Side: The Side Never Seen from Earth

                                                            Mass concentration (astronomy) This figure shows the topography (top) and corresponding gravity (bottom) signal … Continue reading

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LCROSS Observes Water on Moon

Data from the ultraviolet/visible spectrometer taken shortly after impact showing emission lines (indicated by arrows). These emission lines are diagnostic of compounds in the vapor/debris cloud.Credit: NASA LCROSS Impact Data Indicates Water on Moon11.13.09 The argument that the moon is … Continue reading

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