NASA Has Completed the Highest-Resolution Map of the Moon Ever

Using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has created the highest-resolution, most accurate map of the surface of the moon ever. Great. Now let's pick a spot to park our spaceships and let's get back there pronto. » 11/17/11 3:40pm 11/17/11 3:40pm

New Moon Landing Sites Photos Are So Sharp They Show Detailed Rover…

NASA showed images of the lunar landing sites in 2009, punching all moronic conspiracy theorists a new stupid face, Buzz Aldrin style. Now they have released new higher resolution shots taken again by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. » 9/06/11 1:56pm 9/06/11 1:56pm

The Night When NASA Let People Watch as They Fired Lasers at the Moon

As part of Saturday's International Observe the Moon Night, NASA fired a ton of lasers at the moon. They weren't declaring war on alien life form, or trying to melt the cheese, but instead tracking the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. » 9/20/10 7:20am 9/20/10 7:20am

The Most Detailed View of the Dark Side of the Moon

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. » 6/23/10 5:00pm 6/23/10 5:00pm

New Apollo 17 Landing Photo Clearly Shows Lander, Flag

It's blurrier than old MySpace snapshots, but it's there as expected. The Apollo Lunar Modules and the US flag left behind at the Apollo 17 landing site has been caught in a close-up image by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. » 10/31/09 12:00am 10/31/09 12:00am

NASA to Take Photos of Lunar Landing Sites, End Conspiracy Theories

Suck it up, conspiracy theorists, because soon your cuckoo stories about the US simulating the Moon landings will be over forever. NASA has confirmed to Gizmodo that the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will take photos of all the Apollo landing sites: » 7/07/09 3:59pm 7/07/09 3:59pm

NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Sends Most Detailed Moon Images Yet

While Ulysses dies in the solitude of space, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is now alive and fully awake, sending these ultra-detailed images from the Moon's Mare Nubium region. Go on and zoom in. It's actually made of cheese. » 7/07/09 11:30am 7/07/09 11:30am