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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

Posted by Diego Fonstad
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Teachable Moment: With new telescopes like Kepler and Hubble capturing stunning images of objects innumerable light years away, it is surprising to realize how little we knew about our closest neightbor: The Moon.  NASA's LOA using the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) has captured stunning images of the moon and significantly enhanced our understanding of it's surface.

 

 

 

Reference: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/news/lro-accomplish.html

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