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Topography of Earth's moon generated from data NASA's LRO, with the gravity anomalies bordering the Procellarum region superimposed in blue. The border structures are shown using gravity gradients calculated with data from NASA's GRAIL mission.
Topography of Earth's moon generated from data NASA's LRO, with the gravity anomalies bordering the Procellarum region superimposed in blue. The border structures are shown using gravity gradients calculated with data from NASA's GRAIL mission.

Gravity Gradients Frame Oceanus Procellarum

Topography of Earth's moon generated from data NASA's LRO, with the gravity anomalies bordering the Procellarum region superimposed in blue. The border structures are shown using gravity gradients calculated with data from NASA's GRAIL mission.

Target: Moon
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Instrument: Lunar Orbit Laser Altimeter
ID#: PIA18822
Added: 2014-10-01

Views: 1123

Gravity Gradients Frame Oceanus Procellarum

Topography of Earth's moon generated from data NASA's LRO, with the gravity anomalies bordering the Procellarum region superimposed in blue. The border structures are shown using gravity gradients calculated with data from NASA's GRAIL mission.

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A view of Earth's moon looking south across Oceanus Procellarum, representing how the western border structures may have looked while active. This image combines gravity gradient from NASA's GRAIL and LRO.
A view of Earth's moon looking south across Oceanus Procellarum, representing how the western border structures may have looked while active. This image combines gravity gradient from NASA's GRAIL and LRO.

On the West Coast of the Ocean of Storms (Artist's Concept)

A view of Earth's moon looking south across Oceanus Procellarum, representing how the western border structures may have looked while active. This image combines gravity gradient from NASA's GRAIL and LRO.

Target: Moon
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Instrument: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC), Lunar Orbit Laser Altimeter
ID#: PIA18821
Added: 2014-10-01

Views: 823

On the West Coast of the Ocean of Storms (Artist's Concept)

A view of Earth's moon looking south across Oceanus Procellarum, representing how the western border structures may have looked while active. This image combines gravity gradient from NASA's GRAIL and LRO.

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Studying meteorites from the asteroid Vesta helps scientists understand the event known as the 'lunar cataclysm,' when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment.
Studying meteorites from the asteroid Vesta helps scientists understand the event known as the 'lunar cataclysm,' when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment.

A Shared Bombardment History

Studying meteorites from the asteroid Vesta helps scientists understand the event known as the 'lunar cataclysm,' when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment.

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: Dawn, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
ID#: PIA16841
Added: 2013-03-25

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A Shared Bombardment History

Studying meteorites from the asteroid Vesta helps scientists understand the event known as the 'lunar cataclysm,' when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment.

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These maps of Earth's moon highlight the region where the twin spacecraft of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will impact on Dec. 17, marking the end of its successful endeavor to map the moon's gravity.
These maps of Earth's moon highlight the region where the twin spacecraft of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will impact on Dec. 17, marking the end of its successful endeavor to map the moon's gravity.

GRAIL's Final Resting Spot

These maps of Earth's moon highlight the region where the twin spacecraft of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will impact on Dec. 17, marking the end of its successful endeavor to map the moon's gravity.

Target: Moon
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: GRAIL, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
ID#: PIA16603
Added: 2012-12-13

Views: 1931

GRAIL's Final Resting Spot

These maps of Earth's moon highlight the region where the twin spacecraft of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will impact on Dec. 17, marking the end of its successful endeavor to map the moon's gravity.

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This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.
This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.

Spacecraft Observes Another Spacecraft at the Moon

This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.

Target: Moon
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: GRAIL, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
ID#: PIA16602
Added: 2012-12-13

Views: 1754

Spacecraft Observes Another Spacecraft at the Moon

This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.

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These side-by-side, 3-D comparisons depict the unnamed lunar mountain targeted by the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission for controlled impact of the Ebb and Flow spacecraft.
These side-by-side, 3-D comparisons depict the unnamed lunar mountain targeted by the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission for controlled impact of the Ebb and Flow spacecraft.

Ebb and Flow's Final Moments

These side-by-side, 3-D comparisons depict the unnamed lunar mountain targeted by the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission for controlled impact of the Ebb and Flow spacecraft.

Target: Moon
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: GRAIL, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
ID#: PIA16493
Added: 2012-12-13

Views: 1822

Ebb and Flow's Final Moments

These side-by-side, 3-D comparisons depict the unnamed lunar mountain targeted by the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission for controlled impact of the Ebb and Flow spacecraft.

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This image shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012, around 2:28 p.m. PST.
This image shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012, around 2:28 p.m. PST.

Last Flight for GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft

This image shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012, around 2:28 p.m. PST.

Target: Moon
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: GRAIL, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
ID#: PIA16492
Added: 2012-12-13

Views: 3015

Last Flight for GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft

This image shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012, around 2:28 p.m. PST.

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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Mapping Lunar Highlands

This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Target: Moon
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: GRAIL
ID#: PIA16600
Added: 2012-12-05

Views: 1413

Mapping Lunar Highlands

This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Mapping Lunar Highlands

This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Target: Moon
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: GRAIL
ID#: PIA16589
Added: 2012-12-05

Views: 2549

Mapping Lunar Highlands

This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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This map of one side of the moon shows the location of some of the giant dikes identified by NASA's GRAIL mission.
This map of one side of the moon shows the location of some of the giant dikes identified by NASA's GRAIL mission.

Moon Dike Map

This map of one side of the moon shows the location of some of the giant dikes identified by NASA's GRAIL mission.

Target: Moon
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: GRAIL
Instrument: Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter
ID#: PIA16584
Added: 2012-12-05

Views: 2258

Moon Dike Map

This map of one side of the moon shows the location of some of the giant dikes identified by NASA's GRAIL mission.

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A linear gravity anomaly intersecting the Crisium basin on the nearside of the moon has been revealed by NASA's GRAIL mission. The GRAIL gravity gradient data are shown at left, with the location of the anomaly indicated.
A linear gravity anomaly intersecting the Crisium basin on the nearside of the moon has been revealed by NASA's GRAIL mission. The GRAIL gravity gradient data are shown at left, with the location of the anomaly indicated.

Gravity Anomaly Intersects Moon Basin

A linear gravity anomaly intersecting the Crisium basin on the nearside of the moon has been revealed by NASA's GRAIL mission. The GRAIL gravity gradient data are shown at left, with the location of the anomaly indicated.

Target: Moon
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: GRAIL
ID#: PIA16582
Added: 2012-12-05

Views: 2123

Gravity Anomaly Intersects Moon Basin

A linear gravity anomaly intersecting the Crisium basin on the nearside of the moon has been revealed by NASA's GRAIL mission. The GRAIL gravity gradient data are shown at left, with the location of the anomaly indicated.

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A 300-mile-long linear gravity anomaly on the far side of the moon has been revealed by gravity gradients measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. GRAIL data are shown on the left, with red and blue corresponding to stronger gravity gradients.
A 300-mile-long linear gravity anomaly on the far side of the moon has been revealed by gravity gradients measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. GRAIL data are shown on the left, with red and blue corresponding to stronger gravity gradients.

GRAIL Spots Gravity Anomaly

A 300-mile-long linear gravity anomaly on the far side of the moon has been revealed by gravity gradients measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. GRAIL data are shown on the left, with red and blue corresponding to stronger gravity gradients.

Target: Moon
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: GRAIL
ID#: PIA16581
Added: 2012-12-05

Views: 2181

GRAIL Spots Gravity Anomaly

A 300-mile-long linear gravity anomaly on the far side of the moon has been revealed by gravity gradients measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. GRAIL data are shown on the left, with red and blue corresponding to stronger gravity gradients.

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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this anaglyph image -- a close up view of Copernicus crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this anaglyph image -- a close up view of Copernicus crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Central Peak of Copernicus Crater (Anaglyph)

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this anaglyph image -- a close up view of Copernicus crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Target: Moon
Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Instrument: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
ID#: PIA13094
Added: 2010-05-05

Views: 4855

Central Peak of Copernicus Crater (Anaglyph)

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this anaglyph image -- a close up view of Copernicus crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at the Moon in 3-D. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at the Moon in 3-D. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.

The Moon in 3-D

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at the Moon in 3-D. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Target: Moon
Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Instrument: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
ID#: PIA12890
Added: 2009-07-21

Views: 3836

The Moon in 3-D

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at the Moon in 3-D. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.

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Diviner undergoing post thermal vacuum range of motion testing. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
Diviner undergoing post thermal vacuum range of motion testing. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.

Diviner Undergoing Post Thermal Vacuum Range of Motion Testing

Diviner undergoing post thermal vacuum range of motion testing. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.

Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Instrument: Diviner
ID#: PIA12089
Added: 2009-07-07

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Diviner Undergoing Post Thermal Vacuum Range of Motion Testing

Diviner undergoing post thermal vacuum range of motion testing. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.

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The Diviner instrument following integration to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The Diviner instrument following integration to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Diviner Following Integration to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

The Diviner instrument following integration to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Instrument: Diviner
ID#: PIA12088
Added: 2009-07-07

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Diviner Following Integration to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

The Diviner instrument following integration to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Close-up of the Diviner solar calibration target. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
Close-up of the Diviner solar calibration target. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.

Close-up of Diviner Solar Calibration Target

Close-up of the Diviner solar calibration target. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.

Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Instrument: Diviner
ID#: PIA12087
Added: 2009-07-07

Views: 3650

Close-up of Diviner Solar Calibration Target

Close-up of the Diviner solar calibration target. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.

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This image shows final preparations being made for thermal balance testing of the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment at JPL. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
This image shows final preparations being made for thermal balance testing of the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment at JPL. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.

Final Preparations for Diviner Thermal Balance Testing at JPL

This image shows final preparations being made for thermal balance testing of the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment at JPL. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.

Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Instrument: Diviner
ID#: PIA12085
Added: 2009-07-07

Views: 3196

Final Preparations for Diviner Thermal Balance Testing at JPL

This image shows final preparations being made for thermal balance testing of the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment at JPL. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.

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NASA is scheduled to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, an unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, on June 18, 2009.
NASA is scheduled to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, an unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, on June 18, 2009.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) (Artist's Concept)

NASA is scheduled to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, an unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, on June 18, 2009.

Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
ID#: PIA12072
Added: 2009-06-18

Views: 3397

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) (Artist's Concept)

NASA is scheduled to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, an unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, on June 18, 2009.

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