NASA has released a wonderful—and rare, they say—view of an earthrise in the Moon taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, with the Earth appearing over the Rozhdestvenskiy crater. There's a GIF of this event in motion.
Over the past four years the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was busy collecting photographs… 10,581 to be exact. And it was all for you! So you could explore the moon at a dazzling resolution of six feet per pixel—your tax dollars at work
It's not as visually spectacular as this synthetic image of the eclipse from space, but it's quite dramatic anyway. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera turned around to capture Earth as the Moon was eclipsing the Sun last week.
This is a fascinating simulation that shows how the Moon evolved from its original form—about 4.5 billion years ago—to what we can see today. It starts with the big impact that formed its South Pole's Aitken Basin, 4.3 billion years ago.
It may not be a Double Rainbow, but it's a Lunar Rainbow! How could this be possible? it doesn't rain there. The Moon doesn't even have an atmosphere...so how could the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's camera capture this phenomenal phenomenon?
The Moon is shriveling like baboon's testicles in an ice tea glass, NASA scientists said after analyzing new images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Not with those exact words, mind you, but similar enough: It's shrinking because it's cooling down.
This is the hidden face of the moon like you've never seen if before, as captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's LOLA instruments. Despite its appearance, the picture wasn't processed by NASA scientists taking LSD while listening to Pink Floyd.
NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Camera keeps sending amazing high definition photos of the moon. This new spectacular photo could be zoomed in until you smash your face against the rocks.
Right now, data is arriving across 238,800 miles at 100MBps (as in megabytes per second, not megabits), dwarfing every home internet connections out there. That's a total of 461GB of data transmitted per day, thanks to this device.
NASA is opening the door to anyone wanting to go to the moon as part of their next lunar mission—all without requiring years of tests, training, or smoking astroturf. Sadly, only your name will go, which is actually good because the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter—set to select landing and outpost sites for the…