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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

A NASA mission to map the lunar surface in unprecedented detail and make other observations from orbit. Among its accomplishments, LRO has photographed all of the Apollo landing sites, showing the abandoned lunar modules and the paths the astronauts created during their expeditions. LRO’s images may be used to find landing sites for future lunar missions.

Resources

Ongoing Explorations March 3, 2014

Featured Images

LRO view of Chang'e-4 and Yutu

On the Moon November 13, 2019

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter view of Shackleton crater at lunar south pole

Reconnoitering the Moon June 23, 2019

Hidden Moon January 16, 2019

Possible origin of the Ocean of Storms

Cracks in the Moon December 11, 2014

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter view on lunar north polar regions

Top o' the Moon March 19, 2014

Lunar Orbiter view of Aristarchus crater

Bright Crater March 28, 2013

2011 image of the Apollo 12 landing site, from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Still Standing September 9, 2011

Lunokhod image of its tracks on the lunar surface

Found It! November 15, 2010

Scars of Apollo March 29, 2010

Radio Programs

LRO Sharp eyes on the Moon June 23, 2019

More Moon and Jupiter The Moon stays active February 2, 2015