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moon lasers

NASA shot lasers at the Moon orbiter, and one of them finally bounced back

August 12th, 2020

Scientists firing lasers at NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have finally hit a tiny reflective panel on the spacecraft after attempting to nail the mark for roughly a decade. The reflector is part of an experiment to understand why reflectors placed on the Moon during the Apollo missions are returning less accurate data than before.  The …

moon metal

The Moon is totally metal

July 3rd, 2020

New readings from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal that the metal content within lunar craters is significantly higher than on the surface.  The findings could reveal a new link between the Moon and Earth and support formation theories. Ongoing research will be directed at craters in different areas to determine if the trend is consistent …