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Help NASA pick the reconnaisance orbiter's best moon image

NASA wants the public to choose the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's best moon shot through a vote that will place the winner on the cover of a special image collection.

By May 26, 2014


This is what the moon looks like as it rotates

This fascinating time-lapse video from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter puts a real spin on the moon.

By September 16, 2013


Weekend promises a stellar shot of the moon

Gaze at the moon this weekend to see some marvelous views of major craters.

By February 2, 2013


NASA sends Mona Lisa to the moon with lasers

In a show of planetary-scale laser communication, Leonardo's digitized lady gets beamed nearly 240,000 miles to a lunar satellite.

By January 18, 2013


Boom! NASA captures massive moon explosion on video

NASA has its eye on the moon as a boulder-size meteoroid crashes into the lunar surface with a force equal to 5 tons of TNT.

By May 20, 2013


Lunar satellite slips into orbit with 40-minute 'burn'

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter brakes into its initial orbit with a successful 40-minute rocket firing that sets the stage for commissioning and moon mapping operations.

By June 23, 2009


Three weeks left to launch your name into space

More than 780,000 people have submitted their names to be loaded onto a microchip and incorporated in the next moon mission.

By June 5, 2008


Endeavour cleared for Wednesday launch try

NASA managers clear shuttle Endeavour for a second launch try Wednesday, delaying launch of a high-priority lunar mapping mission to make room.

By June 15, 2009


Lunar orbiter begins long-awaited mapping mission

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was maneuvered into a 31-mile-high mapping orbit Tuesday, and scientists say it's already providing data about possible water ice deposits.

By September 17, 2009


Good morning, moon: Supersized lunar eclipse Saturday (video)

Drag yourself out of bed tomorrow morning for this, if you're in the western United States. There won't be another total lunar eclipse until 2014.

By December 9, 2011