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.

Radio Programs

More Moon and Jupiter The Moon stays active Tuesday, February 3, 2015
More Moon and Jupiter Wrapping a spacecraft in plastic Friday, October 25, 2013

Featured Images

Possible origin of the Ocean of Storms
Cracks in the Moon Thursday, December 11, 2014
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter view on lunar north polar regions
Top o' the Moon Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Lunar Orbiter view of Aristarchus crater
Bright Crater Thursday, March 28, 2013
2011 image of the Apollo 12 landing site, from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Still Standing Friday, September 9, 2011
Lunokhod image of its tracks on the lunar surface
Found It! Monday, November 15, 2010
Scars of Apollo Monday, March 29, 2010


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