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Recently, NASA new orbiter the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) began taking some AMAZING photography of the moon. The primary mission of LRO is to conduct investigations that prepare for future explorations to the moon. Specifically, this orbiter will scout for safe and interesting landing sites, locate potential resources (with special attention to the possibility of water ice) and examine the effects of exposure to the lunar. In addition to its exploration mission, LRO will also return rich scientific data that will help us to better understand the moon’s landscape and composition.
But what was the COOLESTpart so far of this mission is the great photographs the LRO is sending back to us. It is taking pictures of previous lunar landing sites with incredible clarity – see for yourself here!