NASA's New Moon Missions
Two satellites outfitted with high-tech instrumentation, looking fairly clunky here on Earth have slipped the bonds of Earth’s gravity and landed on the moon!

NASA sent these satellites to the moon to learn more about our home planet’s nearest neighbor, which is also a geological wonderland. Did you know the moon has mountains that are many miles high, lava flows several hundred miles long and enormous lava tubes and craters of every size?

All image credits: NASA

Learn more about the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) :
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html

Learn more about the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS):
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/main/index.html


Follow NASA's "New Moon Missions" blog:
blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/moon_missions/
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