An artist's concept of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which carries the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to measure surface temperatures on the moon. Image credit: NASA
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An instrument flying aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment is designed to measure surface temperatures on the moon, providing key information for future lunar surface operations and exploration.
Measurements from the Diviner instrument will be used to create a compositional map of the moon and identify landing hazards such as rough or rocky areas.