Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: NASA Returns To The Moon With First Lunar Launch In A Decade

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NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter launched at 5:32 p.m. EDT Thursday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The satellite will relay more information about the lunar environment than any other previous mission to the moon.

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Definitive Evidence For Ancient Lake On Mars

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reconstructed landscape showing the Shalbatana lake on Mars as it may have looked roughly 3.4 billion years ago.

A University of Colorado at Boulder research team has discovered the first definitive evidence of shorelines on Mars, an indication of a deep, ancient lake there and a finding with implications for the discovery of past life on the Red Planet.

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