Join Dr. James Garvin, Chief Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., as he describes the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission and how it is helping us explore the moon like never before. Learn why NASA is interested in studying the moon, what kinds of treasures exist there, and what we might be able to do with them!
Garvin shows how the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, uses an instrument called LOLA to create better maps of the moon than we have ever had and highlights the connection between mapping and mathematics.
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NASA Now Minute: Lunar Mathematics and Mapping