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NASA Releases First Interactive Mosaic of Lunar North Pole

A new interactive mosaic from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter covers the north pole of the moon from 60 to 90 degrees north latitude at a resolution of 6-1/2 feet (2 meters) per pixel. Close-ups of Thales crater (right side) zoom in to reveal increasing levels of detail.Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

Scientists, using cameras [...]

NASA's GRAIL Mission Puts a New Face on the Moon

Using a precision formation-flying technique, the twin GRAIL spacecraft mapped the Moon’s gravity field, as depicted in this artist’s rendering. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Scientists, using data from the lunar-orbiting twins of NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, are gaining new insight into how the face of the Moon received its rugged good [...]

LRO Finds GRAIL's Lunar Impact Sites

In this image, both of the impact sites of the mirror-image GRAIL spacecraft can be seen. The final resting spots of these two spacecraft were imaged by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has found the impacts made by its cousin(s), the Gravity Recovery and Interior [...]

GRAIL Mission Ends a Complete Success

A poster made for the GRAIL mission. Image Credit: JPL

After launching aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 10, 2011, at 9:08 a.m., and orbiting the Moon for almost a year, the two GRAIL spacecraft, which came to be named Ebb and Flow, have ended their mission with [...]

GRAIL Mission Ends

 

The GRAIL expedition to explore and map the Moon’s gravity field is scheduled to end today with the intentional impact of twin spacecraft, Ebb and Flolw, into the lunar surface. NASA TV plans to begin live coverage of the mission’s end at 5:00 p.m. ET The spacecraft are scheduled to impact the surface [...]

GRAIL Mission to End in Crash

An artist’s concept of the twin GRAIL spacecraft, Ebb and Flow, in action around the Moon. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MIT

NASA’s GRAIL mission to map the gravity field of the Moon has enjoyed success beyond any expectations, but all good things must come to an end.

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GRAIL Spacecraft Create Highest Resolution Gravity Map of Moon Ever Produced

This image depicting the porosity of the lunar highland crust was derived using bulk density data from NASA's GRAIL mission and independent grain density measurements from NASA's Apollo moon mission samples as well as orbital remote-sensing data. Image credit: SA/JPL-Caltech/ IPGP

This image depicting the porosity of the lunar highland crust was derived using bulk density data from NASA’s GRAIL mission and independent grain density measurements from NASA’s Apollo moon mission samples, as well as orbital remote-sensing data. Image credit: SA/JPL-Caltech/ IPGP

For well over a year now, two washer-machine sized twin spacecraft [...]