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Total Lunar Eclipse

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Lunar Eclipse

The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15, 2014.


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Tonight's Total Lunar Eclipse Explained Video in Story

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Total Lunar Eclipse Explained

Tonight at 11 p.m. on the west coast or if you're on the east coast at 2 a.m. you'll be able to see the total lunar eclipse. The eclipse will last about three hours.

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LRO and North America to Experience Total Lunar Eclipse

LRO and North America to Experience Total Lunar Eclipse Video in Story

When people in North America look up at the sky in the early morning hours of April 15, they can expect the moon to look a little different.


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LADEE Will Continue Gathering Data Up to Planned Lunar Impact

LADEE Will Continue Gathering Data Up to Planned Lunar Impact

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is gradually lowering its orbital altitude to continue making science observations prior to its planned impact on the moon's surface on or before April 21.


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Overestimate of Lunar Water?

Overestimate of Lunar Water?

The amount of water present in the moon may have been overestimated by scientists studying the mineral apatite, says a team of researchers led by Jeremy Boyce of the UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences.


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NASA's Jim Garvin's Top Pics from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA's Jim Garvin's Top Pics from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Video in Story

In this video series, NASA Scientist Jim Garvin highlights his favorite pictures taken throughout the solar system. This episode focuses on images taken by LROC - the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. Jim explains which pictures made his "top 5" list.


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The 'Other' Lunar Orbiter 1 Earthrise Image Has Been Released

The 'Other' Lunar Orbiter 1 Earthrise Image Has Been Released

A newly enhanced image of Earth taken from lunar orbit 47 years ago has been released. The image, taken by Lunar Orbiter 1 in 1966, is the latest in a series of images released by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP).


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First Interactive Mosaic of Lunar North Pole

First Interactive Mosaic of Lunar North Pole

Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon's north polar region.


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LADEE Project Update: 100 Days of Science Observations

LADEE Project Update: 100 Days of Science Observations Video in Story

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) just achieved a very important milestone: 100 days of prime science.


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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Views Chang'e Landing Site

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Views Chang'e Landing Site

Chang'e 3 landed on the moon's Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains), on Dec. 14, 2013. The LROC instrument aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has now imaged the Chinese lander and rover three times.


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Record-Breaking Lunar Impact Observed

Record-Breaking Lunar Impact Observed Video in Story

A meteorite with the mass of a small car crashed into the Moon last September, according to Spanish astronomers.


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NASA Extends LADEE Moon Exploring Satellite Mission

NASA Extends LADEE Moon Exploring Satellite Mission

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, observatory has been approved for a 28-day mission extension.


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LRO Captures Image of LADEE In Lunar Orbit

LRO Captures Image of LADEE In Lunar Orbit

Imaging NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft with LROC required extremely precise timing, worked out by the LADEE, LROC, and LRO operations teams.


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Geologic Characteristics of the Chang'E-3 Exploration Region

Geologic Characteristics of the Chang'E-3 Exploration Region

An article entitled "Geologic characteristics of the Chang'E-3 exploration region"was published online for SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy on January 21, 2014.


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Another Lunar Orbiter Earthrise Retrieved and Enhanced

Another Lunar Orbiter Earthrise Retrieved and Enhanced

The other day, as we were going through tapes from Lunar Orbiter IV we came across a picture of the Earth and the Moon - one that was not instantly familiar to us.


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Chang'e-3 APXS Payload Obtains First Spectrum of Lunar Regolith

Chang'e-3 APXS Payload Obtains First Spectrum of Lunar Regolith

The Active Particle-induced X-ray Spectrometer (APXS), carried by the Yutu rover of the Chang'e-3 satellite got its first X-ray fluorescence spectrum of lunar regolith around the landing site on December 25, 2013.



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