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First ARTEMIS Spacecraft Successfully Enters Lunar Orbit
The first of two ARTEMIS ("Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun") spacecraft is now in its lunar orbit. View News Article (2011-06-29)

LRO Observes Final Lunar Eclipse of the Year
Orbiting 31 miles above the lunar surface, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft will get a "front-row seat" to the total lunar eclipse on Dec. 10, 2011. View News Article (2011-12-12)

Chandrayaan-1 now in lunar orbit
Chandrayaan-1, the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) lunar orbiter, was captured into orbit around the Moon on 8 November. One day later, the spacecraft performed a manoeuvre that lowered the closest point of its orbit down to 200 km from the Moon. View News Article (2008-11-11)

SMART-1 uses new imaging technique in lunar orbit
ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft has been surveying the Moon's surface in visible and near-infrared light using a new technique, never before tried in lunar orbit. View News Article (2005-12-27)

Earthshine reflects Earth's oceans and continents from the dark side of the Moon
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Princeton University have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine. View News Article (2009-04-08)

Water in moon rocks provides clues and questions about lunar history
A recent review of hundreds of chemical analyses of Moon rocks indicates that the amount of water in the Moon's interior varies regionally - revealing clues about how water originated and was redistributed in the Moon. View News Article (2014-05-28)

Earthquakes Happen at Full Moon
Russian physicists have found that flashes of neutron radiation from the Earth surface are bound to increasing in seismic activity. They believe that this phenomenon can be used as a novel kind of earthquake foreboding. The researchers of the Department of Cosmic Radiation of the Research Institute of Nuclear Physics at Moscow State University have noticed that at new moon and full moon periods... View News Article (2001-02-02)

Two New NASA LRO Videos: See Moon's Evolution, Take a Tour
In honor of 1,000 days in orbit, the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Md. has released two new videos.  View News Article (2012-03-15)

UT researcher discovers water on moon originated from comets
Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, continue to chip away at the mysterious existence of water on the moon -- this time by discovering the origin of lunar water.  View News Article (2011-01-12)

Chandrayaan-1 now in lunar transfer trajectory
Yesterday, following a fifth orbit-raising manoeuvre, the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft successfully settled into a trajectory that will take it to the Moon. View News Article (2008-11-06)

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