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Pretty picture: An unexplained chain of elliptical craters on the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • April 02, 2010

Here's the first cool pic I've managed to produce from the recently-released Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera data set.

My arduous journey to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera images

Emily Lakdawalla • April 02, 2010

It's been two weeks since Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission released a flood of data to the Planetary Data System, but I haven't posted any pictures dug out of the camera data yet. This post will explain why.

And now for Luna 17 and Lunokhod 1

Emily Lakdawalla • March 17, 2010

I am delighted to report that within a day of the first view of Luna 21 and Lunokhod 2 since the end of that mission in 1973, the sister mission, Luna 17 and Lunokhod 1, has also been found.

Lunokhod found on the Moon -- and on Earth, too

Emily Lakdawalla • March 17, 2010

Yesterday I posted a bit of a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter camera image showing the tracks of the Russian Lunokhod 2 rover. Today, I can post for you an image showing the rover's final resting place

Soviet landers Luna 20, 23, and 24, plus the tracks of Lunokhod 2

Emily Lakdawalla • March 15, 2010

Today is the bonanza day for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: the first formal release of orbiter data happened this morning, including 10 Terabytes (that is 10 million Megabytes!) of camera data.

LPSC: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter results

Emily Lakdawalla • March 08, 2010

A week later and I am finally getting to the mountains of notes I took on Moon-related talks I saw at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) held in Houston last week.

Pretty picture: Mini-RF exposes lunar geology

Emily Lakdawalla • February 22, 2010

There are all kinds of neat things to see in this recently released image from the Mini-RF synthetic aperture radar instrument aboard Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Gorgeous high-res image of the Apollo 17 landing site

Emily Lakdawalla • October 28, 2009

The LROC team posted today a new image of the Apollo 17 landing site, captured after Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter had gotten in to its 50-kilometer mapping orbit, so this is much more detailed than the previous view.

LROC nabs image of the Apollo 14 S-IVB impact site

Emily Lakdawalla • October 08, 2009

As a reminder that we've been crashing stuff into the Moon for decades, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team released today a photo of the crater made by the spent upper stage of the Saturn rocket that lofted the Apollo 14 mission to the Moon.

Interpreting a crater on the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • September 14, 2009

The images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera or LROC are absolutely stunning.

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