The researchers were able to make their discovery through NASA' Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
(LRO) and the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) robotic spacecraft.
Since then, NASA has brought back 382kg of Moon rock, while in 2011 the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
found the footprints left behind.
Taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Camera (LROC), the images reveal "wrinkle ridges"--curved hills and shallow trenches created by a lunar surface that is contracting as the moon loses heat and shrinks.
"When we combined that with lunar topography data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
, we discovered the unexpectedly large amount of mass hundreds of miles underneath the South Pole-Aitken basin," James said.
An image of the crash site taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
and released on May 15 shows a small dark gouge mark inside an oval of sandy-white ejectaevidence of hard impact.
The Moon is steadily shrinking, causing wrinkling on its surface and quakes, according to an analysis of imagery captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
(LRO) published Monday.
Beijing, May 12 (Petra) - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
(Yutu 2) has traveled 190,661 meters on the far side of the moon to carry out scientific explorations on the previously unexplored area, according to the China National Space Administration's Lunar Exploration Program.
Data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
(LRO) seems to go against previously held beliefs the surface of the Moon is dry and inhospitable to liquid water,according to the Daily Express.
However, using an instrument aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
(LRO), NASA scientists have discovered water molecules moving around the Moon's surface.
IANS | Washington NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
(LRO) spacecraft has observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon, a finding that may prove beneficial as the agency plans to put astronauts back on the lunar surface.
The hope was that NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
(LRO) could observe the historic touchdown of the Chinese lander on January 3.
The Insight lander that arrived on Mars last year is listening for "Marsquakes"; the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is preparing to sample an asteroid; the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
is mapping our moon; and the Juno probe is orbiting Jupiter.