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NASA’s Lunar Orbiter Survived An Impact With A Tiny Meteor

NASA’s Lunar Orbiter Survived An Impact With A Tiny Meteor

Three years ago, a camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was struck by a tiny meteoroid as it was capturing an image of the lunar surface. By studying the resulting zigzag patterns, scientists have been able to estimate the speed and size of the offending object.

NASA Completes Highest-Resolution Map Of Moon

NASA Completes Highest-Resolution Map Of Moon

Using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has created the highest-resolution, most accurate map of the surface of the moon ever. Great. Now let’s pick a spot to park our spaceships and let’s get back there pronto.