Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories

NASA’s LRO Observes 2024 Solar Eclipse Shadow

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Editor’s Note, April 16, 2024: This story has been updated to remove an unclear secondary image and caption. As the Moon blotted out the Sun to viewers across the United States during the April 8 solar eclipse, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance…

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NASA’s LRO Finds Photo Op as It Zips Past SKorea’s Danuri Moon Orbiter

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Editor’s Note: This feature was updated on April 9, 2024, to correct the velocity difference between spacecraft to 11,500 kilometers per hour. NASA’s LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter), which has been circling and studying the Moon for 15 years, captured several…

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NASA’s LRO Images Intuitive Machine’s Odysseus Lander

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On Feb. 22, Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lander, called Odysseus, completed a seven-day journey to lunar orbit and softly landed near crater Malapert A in the South Pole region of the Moon at 6:24 p.m. EST. On Feb. 24, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance…

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