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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

Radio Programs

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

More Moon and Jupiter Wrapping a spacecraft in plastic October 24, 2013

Featured Images

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