NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team released the final set of data from the mission’s exploration phase along with the first measurements from its new life as a science satellite.
With this fifth release of data, striking new images and maps have been added to the already comprehensive collection of raw lunar data and high-level products, including mosaic images, that LRO made possible. The spacecraft’s seven instruments delivered more than 192 terabytes of data with an unprecedented level of detail. It would take approximately 41,000 typical DVDs to hold the new LRO data set.
Read the NEON article to learn more about how LRO has given us the best view of the moon we’ve ever had and how to incorporate the LRO mission into the activities in NASA Explorer Schools’ On the Moon Educator Guide teaching modules.
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