The Evolution and a Tour of the Moon

Tour of the Moon is a concatenation of two separate videos. I thought it would be more informative to merge the two related videos back to back. From year to year, the moon never seems to change. Craters and other formations appear to be permanent now, but the moon didn’t always look like this. Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we now have a better … Continue reading The Evolution and a Tour of the Moon

NASA | LOLA: Defining the Lunar Terrain

The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) instrument on board NASA’s LRO spacecraft will be responsible for building the highest detail topography available of the lunar terrain. In this video David Smith, LOLA’s Principal Investigator, explains how this technology works. Learn more about the LRO mission at: http://www.nasa.gov/LRO This video was produced by Andy Freeberg. Continue reading NASA | LOLA: Defining the Lunar Terrain

NASA | LRO: Mapping the Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is the first mission in NASA’s planned return to the moon. LRO is an unmanned mission to create the comprehensive atlas of the moon’s features and resources necessary to design all future lunar exploration efforts. LRO focuses on the selection of safe landing sites, identification of lunar resources and the study of how lunar radiation will affect humans. For more … Continue reading NASA | LRO: Mapping the Moon