Author Topic: Monday 8 April 2013 - Ten Cool Things Seen in the First Year of LRO  (Read 3518 times)

jules

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Not one image of the week but 10. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will soon have been orbiting the Moon for 4 years. Here's a reminder of ten cool things it "saw" in its first year.
From NASA's mission pages where you will find more information.

The coldest place in the solar system
Astronauts first steps on the Moon


Apollo14 and the near miss of cone crater


Lukhnod 1 found


LOLA's Lunar farside


Craters and boulders with Moon Zoo


Moon Mountains


Lunar Rilles


Pits and skylights


Areas of Near Constant Sunlight at the South Pole




« Last Edit: April 08, 2013, 11:44:55 pm by jules »

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Re: Monday 8 April 2013 - Ten Cool Things Seen in the First Year of LRO
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 09:29:22 pm »
Interesting post, no black stuff though?

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Re: Monday 8 April 2013 - Ten Cool Things Seen in the First Year of LRO
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 11:33:52 pm »
"Constant south pole sunlight"????

No, its "Areas of Near Constant Sunlight at the South Pole".  I bugged them enough to get that point across. 

http://gsfcir.gsfc.nasa.gov/authors/publication/17622/

Good lad, Erwan Mazarico, was the main analyst.  Even though they have done a nice job, I still have some problems with the analysis.  But its likely good enough for now, since we don't seem to be going back soon.

jules

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Re: Monday 8 April 2013 - Ten Cool Things Seen in the First Year of LRO
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 11:44:14 pm »
I was over zealous with my abbreviations. Now corrected. :-[

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Re: Monday 8 April 2013 - Ten Cool Things Seen in the First Year of LRO
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 11:48:01 pm »
Not to worry.... Dr. Spudis refers to me as Mr. Pedantic.  A well earned tribute.

http://www.spudislunarresources.com/blog/lets-haul-asteroids/#comments

Paul Spudis says:   
April 8, 2013 at 10:38 am   
"All right, the magnetosphere of the Earth protects the crew from solar flares. Satisfied now, Mr. Pedantic?"


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Re: Monday 8 April 2013 - Ten Cool Things Seen in the First Year of LRO
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 07:42:41 am »
Doctor who?

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Re: Monday 8 April 2013 - Ten Cool Things Seen in the First Year of LRO
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 09:54:10 am »
THE Dr Paul Spudis. Lunar Geologist amongst other things.

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Re: Monday 8 April 2013 - Ten Cool Things Seen in the First Year of LRO
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 09:55:08 am »
Not to worry.... Dr. Spudis refers to me as Mr. Pedantic.  A well earned tribute.

http://www.spudislunarresources.com/blog/lets-haul-asteroids/#comments

Paul Spudis says:   
April 8, 2013 at 10:38 am   
"All right, the magnetosphere of the Earth protects the crew from solar flares. Satisfied now, Mr. Pedantic?"

A compliment no less!

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Re: Monday 8 April 2013 - Ten Cool Things Seen in the First Year of LRO
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 02:25:07 pm »
"A compliment no less!"

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